2003 L'Aventure Rim Rock Vineyard Syrah

This wine is the first to receive vineyard designation by L'Aventure. While Stephan's philosophy and winemaking lean towards blending, this 2003 Syrah from Rimrock is an exciting exception. Grown just 3 miles from the Pacific in Arroyo Grande by Greg Phelan, it is a brilliant purple wine, with characteristic cool-climate aromas of white pepper, wildflowers, and soft, red fruit. Pomegranite, raspberries, and a faint hint of vanilla and spice last long in the mouth. Classic and elegant, this is a wine for many different foods. Rimrock Syrah will be available to wine club members only.