Napa Cellars, Carneros, Dyer Vineyard, Syrah 2009 This is a sweet smelling Syrah, forecasting ripe fruit on the palate. That comes through without a doubt, with loads of berries and a very supple texture.
A bonus to the experience is the sense of acidity that showcases the fruit, as you can find with other wines made from grapes grown in the Carneros. The acidity will carry this wine on into dinner, making it equally compelling with grilled salmon. I wish it was warm enough to break out the barbecue tonight.
The vineyard is situated on a northwest hillside in the Carneros. The wine was aged in French oak, 54% new, for 18 months. Vinted and bottled in St. Helena 13.5% $28 at the winery, a media sample Napa Cellars