Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:
The aromas of the 2016 “IX Estate” Syrah exemplify the strikingly coastal feel of the growing season. The bouquet offers gorgeous wild notes of game meats, niçoise olives, and sea breeze alongside delicious flavors of black cherry and dark licorice. Hints of graphite and cracked pepper reveal themselves subtly. The viscous texture of this wine is tempered beautifully by a bright acidity with a markedly saline feel. Flavors explode on the palate ensuring this deliciously succulent wine will become even more enticing over time.