Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif (Petite Sirah) 2016
Winery Tasting Notes: Deep, majestic purple, with a nose of blueberries, wet earth and saddle leather. The initial impression on the palate is broad, smooth and weighty, then springs into gear with rich harmonious tannins. Oak plays a significant role in providing vanilla character.
Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Alcohol Level: 14.6%
Winemaker: Chuck Wagner
Maturity: Drink now – 2025|
Pairings: BBQ brisket with a slightly sweet sauce, and other rich meat dishes.
Accolades: 93 Points – Wine Spectator
Fun Facts: ‘As we set our sights on producing a Caymus-style wine from one of the world’s heavyweight varieties, we made a promise to ourselves that “a new wine bearing the Caymus name would have to be great – or, it would not be bottled”. We determined that Durif planted on local soils appeared to be exceptional and was the best choice in varietal. While the Suisun climate is like Napa, Suisun soils are different.’
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