White pepper abounds. Toss in a sprinkling of rose petals and this wine expresses our vineyard’s recurring Syrah theme of spice and flowers.
This is what Syrah can offer when it’s grown in the right place (i.e., our place). A suggestion of savory meatiness at this point, which will certainly increase as the wine ages.
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.