2016 Banshee Broken Leg Vineyard Syrah, Anderson Valley
Elegant yet structured, with a broad, soft palate and medium body. Reminiscent of the terroir-driven Syrahs of the Northern Rhône, this wine displays black cherry fruit, hints of violet and layers of exotic spice.
California, which ended emphatically in the winter of 2016-2017. Once again, we saw extremely early bud break, flowering, and harvest for many of our varietals. These post-drought years have produced wines with excellent consistency, little diessease pressure in the vineyards, and exceptional depth and intensity.