2012 Everett Ridge Estate Syrah

2012 Everett Ridge Estate Syrah

Dry Creek Valley | Single Vyd Production

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VARIETAL: Syrah

ALCOHOL: 14.50%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Insider Points

Reviews:

The 2012 Syrah from Everett Ridge is a classic style Syrah, with dark blackberry and blueberry fruit and a hefty dose of drying tannin on the finish.  Be ready to find new layers of tobacco, bacon fat, leather and black tea as the wine breathes, there is a world of flavor in this bottle.  A firm structure holds up the palate, with a juicy acidity adding finesse and longevity.  Enjoy now through 2022. - DZ July 2016

Why We're Drinking It:

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

Family owned—and we’re not talking just any family, either. Everett Ridge is part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels are under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards in and around the town of Healdsburg.

At a production of about 500 cases in total, this is always among the best of Syrah from Dry Creek, a viticultural region long famous for Zin and which is finally getting the recognition it deserves for Syrah. This new release is redolent of smoked bacon and spicy herbs with berry jam fruit and a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel. Everett Ridge makes this from 100% Syrah grapes grown on the slopes of Dry Creek and ages the wine in 100% French cooperage—half of it new. The oak lends a lovely hint of cedar and caramel to this pleasureful California Syrah. Free Shipping on 6+ bottles plus an unbeatable price for single-vineyard estate fruit makes this 2012 Syrah a winter wine to stock up on.


Reasons why we love it:

  • The 2012 vintage in Sonoma was “excellent across the board,” according to the Wine Spectator. Parker gave the year 92 points, and Wine Enthusiast concurs with its own 92-point score for North Coast Syrah.
  • Syrah is finally getting the attention it deserves in California, and is especially popular in the Central Coast among the aptly named Rhone ranger crowd. Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley is also a great location for the grape. The region’s warm growing season and cooling breezes from the nearby Pacific calls to mind France’s Rhone region and its “mistral” wind.
  • A portion of this Dry Creek Syrah was vinified using native yeasts, a now popular method of winemaking that is as old as wine itself—and is said to impart more character and zest to the final wine.
Tasting Notes:

The nose offes a lovely integration of dark blackberry and blueberry fruit. Layers of tobacco, bacon fat, leather and black tea as the wine breathes, this Syrah goes down easy.

The Story to Know:

Everett Ridge is part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels are under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards in and around the town of Healdsburg.

Perfect Pairings:

This wine goes great with everyday fare - burgers, pizza or mac & cheese - or can go upscale and pair well with prime rib. However, it so easy to sip while cooking, the bottle might be nearly empty by dinner, so be sure to have an extra on hand.

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

Family owned—and we’re not talking just any family, either. Everett Ridge is part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels are under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards in and around the town of Healdsburg.

At a production of about 500 cases in total, this is always among the best of Syrah from Dry Creek, a viticultural region long famous for Zin and which is finally getting the recognition it deserves for Syrah. This new release is redolent of smoked bacon and spicy herbs with berry jam fruit and a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel. Everett Ridge makes this from 100% Syrah grapes grown on the slopes of Dry Creek and ages the wine in 100% French cooperage—half of it new. The oak lends a lovely hint of cedar and caramel to this pleasureful California Syrah. Free Shipping on 6+ bottles plus an unbeatable price for single-vineyard estate fruit makes this 2012 Syrah a winter wine to stock up on.


Reasons why we love it:

  • The 2012 vintage in Sonoma was “excellent across the board,” according to the Wine Spectator. Parker gave the year 92 points, and Wine Enthusiast concurs with its own 92-point score for North Coast Syrah.
  • Syrah is finally getting the attention it deserves in California, and is especially popular in the Central Coast among the aptly named Rhone ranger crowd. Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley is also a great location for the grape. The region’s warm growing season and cooling breezes from the nearby Pacific calls to mind France’s Rhone region and its “mistral” wind.
  • A portion of this Dry Creek Syrah was vinified using native yeasts, a now popular method of winemaking that is as old as wine itself—and is said to impart more character and zest to the final wine.

The 2012 Syrah from Everett Ridge is a classic style Syrah, with dark blackberry and blueberry fruit and a hefty dose of drying tannin on the finish.  Be ready to find new layers of tobacco, bacon fat, leather and black tea as the wine breathes, there is a world of flavor in this bottle.  A firm structure holds up the palate, with a juicy acidity adding finesse and longevity.  Enjoy now through 2022. - DZ July 2016

92 Insider Points

The nose offes a lovely integration of dark blackberry and blueberry fruit. Layers of tobacco, bacon fat, leather and black tea as the wine breathes, this Syrah goes down easy.

Everett Ridge is part of the Esterlina Winery umbrella, and both labels are under the auspices of four brothers in the Sterling clan, a group of dedicated vintners and proprietors of one of the country’s only African American-owned wineries. The Sterlings make history—they also make incredible cult wines from estate vineyards in and around the town of Healdsburg.

This wine goes great with everyday fare - burgers, pizza or mac & cheese - or can go upscale and pair well with prime rib. However, it so easy to sip while cooking, the bottle might be nearly empty by dinner, so be sure to have an extra on hand.