Great wines must start with great grapes. At Opolo Vineyards, our wines are produced with grapes from our own vineyards. We have direct control of the viticultural practices, and as a result, we learn whatworks best in the vineyard to produce exceptional wines. This Syrah showcases the potential of Syrah grown in the Paso robles area. It offers a generous bouquet of fruit, while barrel aging for 20 months in both French and American oak has lent this wine a beautiful lightly toasted component and lush mouth-feel. The color is a rich garnet and the natural acidity is well balanced.
Intense aromas of strawberries, jasmine and lavender are accentuated with white pepper and leather. Flavors of cranberry and sweet tobacco pair with supple tannins and a satisfying finish. Drink now.
The 2012 vintage began as normal with cold winter months followed by a warm spring. The summer months were hot with just enough cool spikes to allow for extended hang time thus producing grapes of utmost maturity, outstanding quality, and rich concentrated flavors.
Pair with bacon wrapped scallops or Szechuan pork.
||Drink now, will continue to improve with cellaring