Unti Vineyards 2009 Syrah

We took some time over the holidays to open several bottles of wine we picked up a couple of years ago in Sonoma.  One of the wines opened was a 2009 Syrah from Unti Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley.  Unti Vineyards was founded by the Unti family in 1997.  Over time, they have come to naturally produce beautiful wines, including a Syrah and Grenache that I really enjoy.  2009 was a great growing season for Unti and their Syrah really reflects these optimal conditions.

Technical Stuff

100% Syrah.  Whole cluster fermentation with native yeasts.  Aged in 100% French Oak (30% new) for 14 months.  13.7% alcohol with a retail price of around $25/bottle.

Unti Vineyards 2009 Syrah
Unti Vineyards 2009 Syrah

Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of earth, anise, and dark fruit.  The palate is full of intense, dark fruit along with spicy notes of anise.  Pure flavors and a smooth, long finish.  A very nice example of Dry Creek Valley Syrah.

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