2000 Unti Estate Syrah (Dry Creek)

Mick Unti is raising some pretty decent Syrah grapes in a pretty decent location and treating it decently. What you end up with is a solid, well-balanced wine which carries its 14+% alcohol quite well. Unti believes that in his location it’s necessary to let Syrah get to very high sugars before the grapes get ripe enough to avoid coarse, green tannins from the seed. And the rather massive fruit flavors and sense of place do come through nicely in a Big Boy package. A Syrah for Zin lovers, and that’s not a bad thing at all.

SY (9/02)