21 Colibri Syrah Clone 99
The late-ripening French clone 99 was taken directly from the famous Beaucastel Vineyard in the Southern Rhone of France near Avignon. Despite having bigger berries and clusters than most other clones, it consistently gives rise to the richest, darkest wines at the Colibri Vineyard. Mid-weight and impeccably balanced, this wine smacks of the Rhone. It has classic gunflint, blackberry and boysenberry, distinctive black-green herbal and peppery spice notes and a rich, expressive palate that is bolstered by the sweet and savory notes of Arizona Oak. If you are a Francophile and love the Rhone, this will fit the bill.