Piedrasassi Sta Rita Hills Syrah

This blend of mostly Patterson with 12% Casa Cassara vineyards is extremely funky on the nose in all those brilliant cool-climate Syrah ways. Aromas of asphalt, raw meat, charred meat, raspberry and white pepper decorate the nose, leading into a tensely wound palate loaded with raw lamb, cracked pepper and beach tar. The fruit is mostly subdued by the umami aspects. 94 points- Wine Enthusiast