Clos Saron

Black Pearl Sierra Foothills Syrah Blend

9.240 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Lamb, Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Hank Beckmeyer

Owner/Winemaker La Clarine Farms

Still very young. Gideon's wines seem timeless sometimes.

Still very young. Gideon's wines seem timeless sometimes.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2013
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.2

California Syrah like I've never tasted before!

California Syrah like I've never tasted before!

Oct 10th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

😍😍😍😍

😍😍😍😍

Jun 30th, 2016
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.8

There is a prune note to this wine that isn't overpowering, but it is the thrust of the fruit right now. I have a feeling that this wine is in a bit of an awkward phase right now, but I will look for more from this producer.

There is a prune note to this wine that isn't overpowering, but it is the thrust of the fruit right now. I have a feeling that this wine is in a bit of an awkward phase right now, but I will look for more from this producer.

Aug 27th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

9.3

And last but certainly not least the Clos Saron Black Pearl. Found it almost "Cornas-esque". A reminder I need to visit Gideon soon.

And last but certainly not least the Clos Saron Black Pearl. Found it almost "Cornas-esque". A reminder I need to visit Gideon soon.

Jun 4th, 2014
Luca Pasquinelli

Black Pearl 2008 Syrah. Sierra Nevada.. #588 of 1170

Black Pearl 2008 Syrah. Sierra Nevada.. #588 of 1170

Mar 23rd, 2014
Logan Allin

Light bodied, v drinkable and solid with meats and cheese

Light bodied, v drinkable and solid with meats and cheese

Aug 25th, 2017
Ian Staub

Decanted and enjoyed over a few hours. Intense aroma of dark forest fruit, dried plums and herbs, some funk. Taste is well balanced, rich with tart wild raspberries and jam. Long finish. Has a bracing acidity and the slightest fizz that fades by the end of the first glass. Resolves to a nicely balanced acidity with moderate tannins that leave you wanting more. This is my first taste of Clos Saron in several years, and I'm reminded why my mind was blown initially. This won't be an everyday go-to but I appreciate how unique this wine is. Would love to share the next bottle with some open minded friends.

Decanted and enjoyed over a few hours. Intense aroma of dark forest fruit, dried plums and herbs, some funk. Taste is well balanced, rich with tart wild raspberries and jam. Long finish. Has a bracing acidity and the slightest fizz that fades by the end of the first glass. Resolves to a nicely balanced acidity with moderate tannins that leave you wanting more. This is my first taste of Clos Saron in several years, and I'm reminded why my mind was blown initially. This won't be an everyday go-to but I appreciate how unique this wine is. Would love to share the next bottle with some open minded friends.

Jul 20th, 2017
Marcia Toledo

Delicious!

Delicious!

Mar 13th, 2016
Jody Scharf

Tangy. Mixes well with spice. Nose different

Tangy. Mixes well with spice. Nose different

Nov 20th, 2015