Drew Family Cellars

Valenti Ranch Syrah

9.221 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Mendocino Ridge, North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
LM Segal

At a Mendocino wedding stumbled on this tasting room a few years back. Brought this home and last night, well, WOW. More of a Grenache gestalt than Syrah after 90 minute decant, pure and layered red bright berry, some bay leaf. Wish I had another bottle to see how this ages.

At a Mendocino wedding stumbled on this tasting room a few years back. Brought this home and last night, well, WOW. More of a Grenache gestalt than Syrah after 90 minute decant, pure and layered red bright berry, some bay leaf. Wish I had another bottle to see how this ages.

May 10th, 2020
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.2

Excellent

Excellent

Dec 29th, 2016
Taylar Hart

Perhaps not for me. Very boozy. Memorable flavor is overripe fruit (in the syrupy way).

Perhaps not for me. Very boozy. Memorable flavor is overripe fruit (in the syrupy way).

Aug 20th, 2020
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

One of the more impressive Cali Syrahs I've had this year. Dancing between black and red fruit. Bright and easy-drinking 13% abv

One of the more impressive Cali Syrahs I've had this year. Dancing between black and red fruit. Bright and easy-drinking 13% abv

May 16th, 2015
Dave Parker

Beautiful now and will get better with a few more years. Glad we brought it along for one last visit to the BH location before they close down.

Beautiful now and will get better with a few more years. Glad we brought it along for one last visit to the BH location before they close down.

Nov 26th, 2017
Colin Alsheimer

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Jun 9th, 2017
Chris Grimm

Another one of my favorite CA Syrahs. Beautiful fruit, made with a deft hand. #BUFinSF

Another one of my favorite CA Syrahs. Beautiful fruit, made with a deft hand. #BUFinSF

Apr 21st, 2017
Rashed Chowdhury

Imagine a Syrah from Northern Rhone but it's actually from California. There is no meat fat smell or taste like you get in a northern Rhone. Also, not as spicy as what you would find in a Saint Joseph, for example. So, it's a California Syrah that is so much savory and earthy like a French northern Rhone.

Imagine a Syrah from Northern Rhone but it's actually from California. There is no meat fat smell or taste like you get in a northern Rhone. Also, not as spicy as what you would find in a Saint Joseph, for example. So, it's a California Syrah that is so much savory and earthy like a French northern Rhone.

Mar 18th, 2017
Chris Grimm

Wow. Olive, black pepper, fruit, and acid. A dead ringer for Northern Rhone. Fantastic!

Wow. Olive, black pepper, fruit, and acid. A dead ringer for Northern Rhone. Fantastic!

May 19th, 2016