11/25/09

T-Vine Cellars 2006 Frediani Vineyard Syrah


Sexy, voluptuous, seductive…

Maybe not adjectives you would normally pair with a Syrah, but in this case they apply.

This wine’s story begins with T-Vine Cellars proprietor and winemaker Greg Brown. His previous existence as a corporate banker came to an abrupt end upon attending a grape crush at Cain Cellars. You might say the light bulb came on and Greg left the banking world for the call of the vine.

After a time working in the industry Greg decided to try his hand at making his own wine and T-Vine was born. He started with Grenache and has since expanded to the above mentioned Syrah, Petit Sirah, Cabernet and the occasional Merlot, all in small production quantities.

Syrah, Syrah…

The 2006 Syrah is absolutely luscious. This inky-purple wine has loads of dark stone fruit balanced deftly with oak, spice and vanilla notes and a velvety texture. This would pair well with a hearty stew, peppery steak, spicy pizza or other meat dishes that have a touch of heat. On the other hand it is so approachable that you could pair it with darn near anything. Just be sure to savor what you are eating and drinking…

Highly recommended..!

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