The Lagier Meredith label is dedicated to wines made from estate-grown grapes. Most of our effort is in the vineyard, where we devote considerable time to fine tuning the balance between the leaf canopy and the fruit. Not too much crop, not too little, just the right amount for the best flavors that our site can produce. Our winemaking practices are minimal. No extended maceration. We use only neutral French oak barrels in order to minimize oak flavor. We started out growing only Syrah, but we now also grow Mondeuse, Malbec and Zinfandel. Berries and flowers abound in this intensely aromatic wine. Dark color and excellent acidity, with a finish forever. This ancient Savoie variety seems to like Mount Veeder very much and the wine reflects its family ties to Syrah.
22 months in neutral French oak barrels.