Edmunds St. John

Higher Ground Syrah

9.414 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Magnificent. Smells like a traditional Rotie from someone like Levet, but with an herbal eucalyptus note and warmth that is distinctly California. Fruit and tannins still there but resolved to an ethereal lightness, with secondary animalistic characteristics. Steve Edmunds brings a sense of balance and restraint that puts gloppy, alcoholic new world Syrah to shame.

Magnificent. Smells like a traditional Rotie from someone like Levet, but with an herbal eucalyptus note and warmth that is distinctly California. Fruit and tannins still there but resolved to an ethereal lightness, with secondary animalistic characteristics. Steve Edmunds brings a sense of balance and restraint that puts gloppy, alcoholic new world Syrah to shame.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Diana Cho

Really excellent, round with a full tannic structure.

Really excellent, round with a full tannic structure.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Ian Becker

Wine Director Arlequin Wine Merchant & Absinthe Group Restaurants

9.4

Even better on the second day

Even better on the second day

Jul 19th, 2015
Patrick Dorsey

Wow. A real gem from a vineyard site that is no more. Beautiful, full texture. Still some primary fruit, but really leaning toward savory tones at this stage. Alive! (Note: Only had a quick taste after opening [it's my job, damnit!], but this one was talkative)

Wow. A real gem from a vineyard site that is no more. Beautiful, full texture. Still some primary fruit, but really leaning toward savory tones at this stage. Alive! (Note: Only had a quick taste after opening [it's my job, damnit!], but this one was talkative)

Dec 25th, 2014
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.2

Dog fell asleep on this beauty!

Dog fell asleep on this beauty!

Dec 12th, 2014
Vinny Eng

I heart California!

I heart California!

Sep 9th, 2014
Vijay Patel

Showing some fruit, but leaning towards savory

Showing some fruit, but leaning towards savory

Mar 30th, 2015
Kit H

Yes. Is this St. Jo? CA? North Coast? It turned out to be El Dorado Syrah from the late 90s. A real winner and much better than the last bottle of this I had had.

Yes. Is this St. Jo? CA? North Coast? It turned out to be El Dorado Syrah from the late 90s. A real winner and much better than the last bottle of this I had had.

Jul 15th, 2015
Mark Flocco

Mark had this 5 years ago

Mark had this 5 years ago

Mar 18th, 2016
Jae Cho

Jae had this 6 years ago

Jae had this 6 years ago

Mar 7th, 2015