The Grapes of Wrath
Fortunately, Wrath Wines are not angry, but they are specific. Case in point, this single vineyard Syrah out of Monterey, the San Saba Vineyard, will benefit from a little decanting before drinking. It’s a big boy but has class, allowing the deep rich fruit to open up.
There is blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, huckleberry with that typical cool climate earthiness are reflected in back notes of rhubarb, black raspberry and a hint of molasses and black peppercorn.
Forgoing the brighter fruits of warm climate-grown Syrah gives this a personality, an “aged” feel, husky, smoky even. All French oak was used to age this, with 45% of that being new. The San Saba estate vineyard is a cool site, often buffeted by the Salinas Valley wind and fog from Monterey just over the Santa Lucia Mountains. The result is a powerful wine, meant to be strong and uncompromising.
What’s Its SRP? $39/ 750ML