Wine Syrah "Le Pousseur", 2008
The wine is a deep dark ruby color c light purple hue.
Taste wine full-bodied, full-bodied, with excellent structure, tangible, but velvety tannins, hints of dried herbs and fruits, hints of toasted oak in a stable aftertaste.
Bright, intense aroma of the wine reveals notes of cherry, licorice, earth and raw meat, supplemented by shades of black fruit, spice, nuances of leather, violets and resin.
Wine particularly well with grilled or braised meat, cold cuts, fried chicken, turkey, game birds under the spicy sauce, lamb on a spit, venison and mushroom risotto.
There is something truly fascinating in the concept of "Le Pusser"! This herbalist and alchemist, and the seller props. Emblem "Le Pusser" is a kind of mysterious figure of a man dressed in a huge coat, which are hidden in reserve bubbles and jars with rare elixirs, potions and a love potion of illicit origin. This picture reminds tarot card representing the archetypal image of facing our subconscious. Great Syrah tells about the flavor and of the tensions that arise between the riot and sophistication of this unique beverage.
Here is what this wine producer: "We traded wines from Syrah for over twenty years and realized that bouquet produced from grapes Syrah grown in different climatic regions, gives a chance to make wine, which in its structure and complexity of the bouquet can be compared only with the Northern Rhone wine. White pepper, violet, bacon, anise and licorice - all marks present quality and unique bouquet "Le Pusser".
Wealth hood "Le Pousseur" due to its constituent yields Syrah from several different terroirs. Grapes from the site "Bien Nasido X block" of Santa Maria gives the wine a bright flavor and spicy notes. Syrah with "checker" - the coolest area in Paso Robles, is responsible for the strength, structure and level of acidity. Harvest from the vineyard "Dzhimelli", located in the valley of Cienega, brings deep color and aromas of smoke, and berries with "Ca 'del Solo" is added to the total composition of the mineral component.
Vintage from all sections assembled by hand. Each terroir is fermented separately in neutral vessels. Maceration using mikrooksidatsii lasts about 2 weeks. Then the wine is placed in French oak barriques, 25% of which - the new, which is aged about 8 months. Then the wine is moved in older barrels. A total of wine in oak casks holds about 1 year.
Bonnie Doon Vineyards manufacturer Wynyard located in California, whose climate and soil resemble the Mediterranean coast than Bordeaux or Burgundy. Production owns Randall Graham, known for his unusual biography and non-trivial approach to winemaking. As a student, he started an apprenticeship Graham harvest wine warehouse, where he tried a variety of unique French wines. Obsessed with the idea to make the best American wine from Pinot Noir, it acquires land in the mountains of Santa Cruz, which local nicknamed "Bonnie Doon". Although Graham's dream was not to be realized, as all his attempts failed, he soon plants this site different varieties of grapes, from which later became the most unusual and eccentric wines.
Randall Graham - one of the founders and activists of the "Rhone Rangers" (The Rhone Rangers), created in the 70s. Graham advocated complete freedom from the California grape varieties Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. For their violent activities in this direction, he earned the nickname - "Mr. Rhone Heart" ("Mr. Rhonely-Heart"). It should be particularly noted that Graham prefers screw cap and defend their point of view on this issue. It is for this reason that the farm Bonny Doon wines for sealing do not use a traditional cork.