I have a new appreciation for Syrah after our trip to the Northern Rhone back in June. When done right, it can be such a great food wine.
I had never had a wine from Edmunds St. John, and have had few wines from El Dorado County, so this was educational and delicious! Medium bodied, with a nose of red fruit, tobacco and leather. The palate had a pleasant depth without overpowering; soft tannins, more red fruits and a hint of earth. The vineyard is located just north of Placerville in California, in an area known as Apple Hill. But I’d say it’s prime for Syrah growing!