Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah 2016 750ml

Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah 2016 750ml

$39.99

SKU: 21572

 2016 provided sexy and sleek Bien Nacido Syrah. It renders some of that coveted Northern Rhone intricacy with meaty, Earth-scored fruit, coming on as a swift current of sweeter red flavors streaked by cooler, bluer notions of cassis. What’s different coming off four drought vintages now is an especially lithe and focused feel. The voluminous fruit in the 2015 (which admittedly made a compelling wine for premature drinking) is flipped into a locomotive push into the fascinating layers of game and spice.

Your head goes to that scent of spices blooming their essence as rubbed-up red meat browns over coals, with coriander and peppercorns weeping over smoke. Those more bassy and carnivorous elements are buoyed, per usual, by floral and minty treble that lifts the wine start to finish. This bottling is a classic representation of the mature vines on the sun mottled hillside of Bien Nacido—exuberant, savory and deeply earthy. Decant it for now, or if you happen to have a child/niece/nephew born in 2016, be cool and tuck some of this away for when they turn 21.

Blend: 100% Syrah | Alc: 13.9% | Vinification: traditional open top fermentation with 12% whole clusters | Barrel Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels, 15% new | Total Production: 312 cases

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