La Clarine Farm

"Sumu Kaw" Syrah

9.1228 ratings
9.264 pro ratings
Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.3

Bravo, Hank. One of the most cellar-able vintages of this wine. Broad shoulders, but lots of varietal intensity. Not as wild and exotic as the '11, but a lot of focus.

Bravo, Hank. One of the most cellar-able vintages of this wine. Broad shoulders, but lots of varietal intensity. Not as wild and exotic as the '11, but a lot of focus.

3 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

The kind of CA wine I want to share with winemakers abroad.

The kind of CA wine I want to share with winemakers abroad.

3 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2014
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.2

La Clarine Farm for Life!! I graduated Sumu Kaw Laude!

La Clarine Farm for Life!! I graduated Sumu Kaw Laude!

2 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
mattswineworld

'Natural wine' from El Dorado. No new oak, instead a pure expression of Syrah. A bitter brine olive character makes it unusual, but the intensity and depth of flavours also set it apart. (2013)

'Natural wine' from El Dorado. No new oak, instead a pure expression of Syrah. A bitter brine olive character makes it unusual, but the intensity and depth of flavours also set it apart. (2013)

2 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Chad Hinds

Exotic and almost tropical in the nose, beautiful dark fruit and pepper, and the longest smoky finish...delightful!

Exotic and almost tropical in the nose, beautiful dark fruit and pepper, and the longest smoky finish...delightful!

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

And a dash of foothills research.

And a dash of foothills research.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2014
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Such a unique and delicious wine. Mountain blackberries and islay peat.

Such a unique and delicious wine. Mountain blackberries and islay peat.

Mar 27th, 2016
Dave Loretta

Blueberry & herbs stewed in tar on the nose, followed by bites of licorice sticks poked through olives and finishing with red bell peppers dipped in dark chocolate.

Blueberry & herbs stewed in tar on the nose, followed by bites of licorice sticks poked through olives and finishing with red bell peppers dipped in dark chocolate.

Oct 27th, 2015
Justin Chearno

2010 vintage. Beautiful.

2010 vintage. Beautiful.

Sep 11th, 2015
Cris Carter

Winemaker/Founder Weatherborne Wine Corp.

9.3

Whole-cluster spice, gamy notes, smoked cacao. Nice juiciness and deft weight. Really nice work.

Whole-cluster spice, gamy notes, smoked cacao. Nice juiciness and deft weight. Really nice work.

Aug 15th, 2015