Spencer Roloson 2005 Syrah Napa Valley

The Spencer Roloson 2005 La Herradura Vineyard Syrah comes from a quaint 4-acre vineyard site tucked into the lower slopes of Howell Mountain in the Conn Valley. Owner Sam Spencer planted this Côte Rôtie inspired vineyard on family land in 1999 and has since succeeded in producing remarkable Syrahs garnering some serious scores. This 2005 La Herradura Syrah is one of tremendous complexity with balanced fruit and stunning aromatics that received an outstanding 93 Points from the International Wine Review: “Absolutely delicious.” Robert Parker also awarded the Spencer Roloson 2005 Syrah an impressive 92 Points: “The single vineyard 2005 Syrah, La Herradura is a brilliant wine. Complex bacon, blackberry, and cherry notes intermixed with smoke and licorice emerge from the glass. On the palate, the wine’s complexity continues with terrific fruit, a nice layered full bodied mouth feel, sweet tannin and a lengthy finish.” Try pairing this Spencer Roloson Syrah with lamb shanks, spicy pizza, and barbequed chicken. [+]