Wind Gap Wines

Sonoma Coast Syrah

9.1310 ratings
9.1116 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Smells like street after a warm rain.. Lots of Ozone on this nose.

Black- berry/cherry/raspberry blend, heavy handed, yet soaring clean like these Cali wines do. Bitter at first, as if whole cluster fermented. Zingy acidity.
Enjoyable.

Smells like street after a warm rain.. Lots of Ozone on this nose.

Black- berry/cherry/raspberry blend, heavy handed, yet soaring clean like these Cali wines do. Bitter at first, as if whole cluster fermented. Zingy acidity.
Enjoyable.

Apr 21st, 2019
Jay Kline

My last bottle of four. Just...not particularly fun. I find myself trying to hard to like this. Opened and serially tasted over five days with very little evolution. The intent and fruit quality is there...but the enjoyment is not. It comes across as underripe? I recall liking this a lot more.

My last bottle of four. Just...not particularly fun. I find myself trying to hard to like this. Opened and serially tasted over five days with very little evolution. The intent and fruit quality is there...but the enjoyment is not. It comes across as underripe? I recall liking this a lot more.

Apr 14th, 2019
Ian Staub

Complex and expressive, what I was hoping for in this Sonoma Coast Syrah. Black and blueberry, purple florals, fresh mint, game, and freshly cracked black pepper. Fruit is ripe without being jammy, and acid and tannins are both nicely present as counterbalance. Bought for a steal - will be trying to get some more.

Complex and expressive, what I was hoping for in this Sonoma Coast Syrah. Black and blueberry, purple florals, fresh mint, game, and freshly cracked black pepper. Fruit is ripe without being jammy, and acid and tannins are both nicely present as counterbalance. Bought for a steal - will be trying to get some more.

Jan 6th, 2019
Kai Wright

Fun stuff—a bright, fresh, crazy light Syrah at 11% abv. You get the pepper and rich, dark fruit flavors of syrah but it feels like a gamay.

Fun stuff—a bright, fresh, crazy light Syrah at 11% abv. You get the pepper and rich, dark fruit flavors of syrah but it feels like a gamay.

Dec 29th, 2018
Matt Trader

Yum yum in my tum. I have really enjoyed refined and focused Sonoma Coast syrah this year. They have better balance, lower alcohol, slightly more acidity - reminiscent of a great St Joseph or Cornas from Rhône. Slight of bacon fat and dried herbs, with dark cherry and black plum notes, backed by some soft funk.

Yum yum in my tum. I have really enjoyed refined and focused Sonoma Coast syrah this year. They have better balance, lower alcohol, slightly more acidity - reminiscent of a great St Joseph or Cornas from Rhône. Slight of bacon fat and dried herbs, with dark cherry and black plum notes, backed by some soft funk.

Dec 24th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Very light and fresh fruit, high acid style. Lemon preserves and grapefruit. This is super young and I think will improve and soften for a couple years.

Very light and fresh fruit, high acid style. Lemon preserves and grapefruit. This is super young and I think will improve and soften for a couple years.

Nov 25th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Initially still closed and we wrote it off as "just ok". However, the next day it was giving more with bright blue fruits and bramble.

Initially still closed and we wrote it off as "just ok". However, the next day it was giving more with bright blue fruits and bramble.

Aug 14th, 2018
Andrew

Deep purple color, almost black; rich, dark aroma that intensified as wine warmed; taste is woody and briny, black olives; right up my alley. Reminds me of Cigare Volant. I like this a lot.

Deep purple color, almost black; rich, dark aroma that intensified as wine warmed; taste is woody and briny, black olives; right up my alley. Reminds me of Cigare Volant. I like this a lot.

Jul 18th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

Fruit > Earth here, and that's the giveaway that it's from Cali not Cornas. But I'd forgive you if you thought differently - high toned, bright, floral and cut through with olive brine and smoked meat, this is a beautiful, accessible, maturing example of California cool climate Syrah. I'd guess this has more to say yet with additional cellar time... we'll see.

Fruit > Earth here, and that's the giveaway that it's from Cali not Cornas. But I'd forgive you if you thought differently - high toned, bright, floral and cut through with olive brine and smoked meat, this is a beautiful, accessible, maturing example of California cool climate Syrah. I'd guess this has more to say yet with additional cellar time... we'll see.

Apr 17th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

This is how you do cool climate Syrah without ignoring California sunshine. All the smokey, meaty, olive-y briney-ness of a great St. Joseph, but with fruit that's a little more central to this wine than you might find in the Northern Rhône. I wouldn't call it lush or molten or anything, but it manages to be ripe without overpowering the savory side or coming across as sweet. Value every year, good now, good later v

This is how you do cool climate Syrah without ignoring California sunshine. All the smokey, meaty, olive-y briney-ness of a great St. Joseph, but with fruit that's a little more central to this wine than you might find in the Northern Rhône. I wouldn't call it lush or molten or anything, but it manages to be ripe without overpowering the savory side or coming across as sweet. Value every year, good now, good later v

Dec 11th, 2017