Lagier Meredith Syrah 2012

Lagier Meredith is owned by Stephen Lagier and Carole Meredith. Their four acre vineyard is planted on fractured shale and sandstone at 1,300 feet on the slopes of Mt. Veeder in the Mayacamas Mountains. Stephen has a long history of winemaking, first as a ”garagist” and ”carport” winemaker and then at Robert Mondavi. Carol was a long time professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis and has conducted extensive DNA research into grape clones while trying to track down the origins of some of the more well-known varietals. She was inducted into the Vintner’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Their wines are aged in neutral French oak barrels in order to minimize oak flavor and bottled unfiltered. This is about as boutique as you will find in Napa. [+]