Baker Ranch Syrah

2012 Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, CA
Anderson Valley, best known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, also boasts a tiny bit of Syrah. Here, it produces elegant, structured wines with fresh flavors of blackberry, plums, dark cherries and black pepper framed by moderate, smooth tannins. Evocative of the terroir-driven Syrah of the northern Rhône, this wine pleases with layers of exotic spice, earth, and violet floral notes that play over a long finish.