Hundred Knot Syrah 2019
A burst of blackberry, boysenberry, and huckleberry jam mingle with violets, anise, sage, black pepper, and allspice. Notes of cured meat and woodsmoke add a pleasant heartiness with herbal California garrigue. Each sip brings an intense concentration of flavors and tannin. For maximal enjoyment, decant for an hour before serving. Hold onto a few bottles and watch them age gracefully into the next decade.
Charcuterie, braised lamb, creating a mood, and flipping through leather-bound books