From the renowned Paso Robles estate where legends in wine source their grapes comes the single vineyard Syrah. The grapes are grown on steep limestone-rich hillsides, that result in rich and voluptuous, dark inky wines that start to peak at around the five to ten year mark. Described by Food and Wine as, “One of the most fearsome talents in food and wine,” this beautifully crafted wine by Murray simply can’t be passed up at this incredible price!
Things to Know:
Terra Bella was originally 180 acres of cattle land before it was purchased in 2000 and converted into vineyards with the intent of making the best Rhone wines in California.
To protect the environment only sustainable practices and non-toxic materials are used on the land.
Clones from famed Cal-Rhone producers Alban and Tablas Creek are planted throughout the property, and the grapes are sold to Parker favorites Spottswoode, J. Lohr, McPrice Meyers, and even Andrew Murray Vineyards.
The first documented planting of Syrah in California was in 1975 by winemaker Gary Eberle on the Estrella River Winery vineyards east of Paso Robles. It was the first time Syrah showed up in the California grape acreage report, and it was the origin of the first 100 percent Syrah made in the US.
This fantastic bottle of Syrah is made by Andrew Murray, a winemaker that has made a name for himself by consistently producing top quality wines in central California that almost always receive 90+ point reviews by the major magazines. The ‘07 Syrah has a meaty nose with ripe black fruit and a hefty dose of bramble and forest floor. The palate is dark and brooding with powerful fruit and a chewy texture. The single vineyard fruit is grown in west side Paso and the character of that ocean influence sings in this remarkable Syrah. Drink now through 2017. - DZ Nov, 2014