Wind Gap Wines

Nellessen Vineyard Syrah

9.214 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Clayton R Strong

Syrah from Sonoma has me skeptical........my gut was correct. This is a fruit bomb - drinks like a Pinot, lacked body and the tannins that are essential to a true Syrah.

Syrah from Sonoma has me skeptical........my gut was correct. This is a fruit bomb - drinks like a Pinot, lacked body and the tannins that are essential to a true Syrah.

May 5th, 2019
Nick Ferrall

Savory olives and high toned textured fruit while staying light on its feet. Saint Joseph by way of Sonoma.

Savory olives and high toned textured fruit while staying light on its feet. Saint Joseph by way of Sonoma.

Jun 10th, 2018
Darku Jay

Its juicy fam.

Its juicy fam.

May 3rd, 2018
Erik Nordman

Some dynamite Sonoma Coast Syrah from Wind Gap. Like a slightly more plush Saint-Joseph, in the best way; still has all that bright, savory high-toned Syrah goodness in spades, it's just that the fruit is a little more forward and polished and it's slightly more lush on the palate than most Northern Rhône examples. Translucent with a medium/medium (+) intensity ruby hue fading to a darker hot pink rim. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of perfectly ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit, drying thyme, kalamata olive, violets, an almost smoky crushed gravel soil character, and a slightly leathery character. On the palate, there's more pure, ripe blackberry and blueberry, fresh thyme, fresh violets, a granitic minerality, and some slight gamy savoriness. Medium/medium (+) acid, very fine medium (+) intensity tannin, medium bodied and texturally soft. Alcohol is moderate and not at all intrusive. Some really impressive stuff and I'd love to see how this fares with a bit more bottle age in the future.

Some dynamite Sonoma Coast Syrah from Wind Gap. Like a slightly more plush Saint-Joseph, in the best way; still has all that bright, savory high-toned Syrah goodness in spades, it's just that the fruit is a little more forward and polished and it's slightly more lush on the palate than most Northern Rhône examples. Translucent with a medium/medium (+) intensity ruby hue fading to a darker hot pink rim. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of perfectly ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit, drying thyme, kalamata olive, violets, an almost smoky crushed gravel soil character, and a slightly leathery character. On the palate, there's more pure, ripe blackberry and blueberry, fresh thyme, fresh violets, a granitic minerality, and some slight gamy savoriness. Medium/medium (+) acid, very fine medium (+) intensity tannin, medium bodied and texturally soft. Alcohol is moderate and not at all intrusive. Some really impressive stuff and I'd love to see how this fares with a bit more bottle age in the future.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Patrick Rousseau

An absolutely beautiful, albeit light, expression of Syrah. 11.7% alcohol! 100 % whole cluster.

An absolutely beautiful, albeit light, expression of Syrah. 11.7% alcohol! 100 % whole cluster.

Jul 2nd, 2017
Stephen M Duffy

Savory, herbaceous, super balanced.

Savory, herbaceous, super balanced.

Jun 19th, 2017
Galen Hasler

2014. Love the Eucalyptous.

2014. Love the Eucalyptous.

Sep 1st, 2016
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this a year ago

Stephen had this a year ago

May 26th, 2018
Megan Hill

Megan had this 2 years ago

Megan had this 2 years ago

Mar 14th, 2017
Michael Passalacqua

Michael had this a month ago

Michael had this a month ago

Jun 9th, 2019