2016 las colinas bottle

Vineyard Profile

The Las Colinas Syrah is indicative of what is possible for cool-climate Syrah as it captures the essence of the western Sonoma Coast appellation. Élevage in 500-liter French oak puncheons helps to preserve fruit and spice, and affords graceful aging in the cellar. A select barrel blend from two top organically farmed, single-vineyard sites – Harrison Grade and Dusty Lane – a sultry inkiness and chewy fine tannin set the stage for present enjoyment or lay-down potential. Always a classic, the 2016 Las Colinas Syrah offers an elegant snapshot of Sonoma Coast Syrah.

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Las Colinas Sonoma Coast Syrah exhibits a youthful bouquet of ripe, dark fruit – blackberry, blueberry, and Japanese plum – which is charmingly confirmed on the palate. Further exploration yields violets intermingling with dried thyme, rosemary, and marjoram, along with a touch of young black peppercorn and olive tapenade. A savory hint of bacon adds intriguing complexity, while modest tannins and earthen components of black truffle and forest floor round out the palate.

Cellar Notes

  • Vineyards:
    Radio-Coteau, Dusty Lane
  • Appellation:
    Sonoma Coast
  • Geographic Location:
    Western Sonoma County
  • Selection:
    Alban, Mystery Selection
  • Varietal:
  • Harvest Date:
    September 23rd – 28th
  • Unfined & Unfiltered

Wine Reviews

January 2019 | 94 points

“The 2016 Syrah Las Colinas is just as striking from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep and layered yet also light on its feet, Las Colinas is super-expressive today. Floral and savory whole cluster overtones add brightness as this mid-weight, vibrant Syrah shows off its considerable personality. There is so much to like. Polished and nuanced to the core, the Las Colinas is all class.”

–Antonio Galloni
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