Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Vin de Terroir Granite Crown Syrah Blend

9.24 ratings
-no pro ratings
North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Tim Herrmann

With an intense nose and palate, this wine is a fascinating blend of Cabernet and Syrah, and it shows it: blackberry and eucalyptus from the cab, white pepper and overt ripe dark cherry from the Syrah, plus a granite-y minerality that defines this as old world in style. With a medium plus body, super integrated alcohol, some tannins that are still chalky, and plenty of zippy acidity, somehow this wine flirts with both richness and refreshment. Solidly in its drinking window, I'm curious to see how it evolves for 5-10 years.

With an intense nose and palate, this wine is a fascinating blend of Cabernet and Syrah, and it shows it: blackberry and eucalyptus from the cab, white pepper and overt ripe dark cherry from the Syrah, plus a granite-y minerality that defines this as old world in style. With a medium plus body, super integrated alcohol, some tannins that are still chalky, and plenty of zippy acidity, somehow this wine flirts with both richness and refreshment. Solidly in its drinking window, I'm curious to see how it evolves for 5-10 years.

Sep 13th, 2015
Matt Perlman

Drinking really well, old world style cab/syrah blend. Red currant, dark berries, eucalyptus, mineral. Not endlessly complex or long but damn tasty.

Drinking really well, old world style cab/syrah blend. Red currant, dark berries, eucalyptus, mineral. Not endlessly complex or long but damn tasty.

May 10th, 2015
Marc Tell

Marc had this 4 years ago

Marc had this 4 years ago

Feb 14th, 2016