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Four Cairn 2016 Syrah, Napa Valley

94 points - limited                      
A fantastic new Syrah discovery that should not be missed - only 160 cases were produced of this tiny gem from Napa Valley.  

previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Syrah emerges from a gravelly creek bed at the foot of Spring Mountain. The vineyard was first planted in 1951 under the direction of the famous Andre Tchelistcheff. Only 100 cases were made. This is a sexy, gorgeous Syrah with loads of bacon fat, blackberry and cassis, a touch of minerality, plenty of glycerin, voluptuous texture and a long finish. This is a stunner and a great example of how much wine can buy at a realistic price if you check out the best Syrahs and Petite Sirahs in Northern California. This is already drinking beautifully, but should continue to do so for at least another decade.."

93 Points The Rhone Report:  "A serious and very well done Syrah,  the Four Cairn Syrah, 100% Syrah aged for 16 months in 45% new French oak, delivers a straight up fantastic array of cassis, smoked bacon, pepper, game, and violets on the nose. Both rich and yet fresh at the same time, this medium to full-bodied Syrah is perfectly balanced, possessing good concentration, a pure, seamless texture, and a classic, focused finish.  I’m a fan and this has a northern Rhône like complexity paired with California fruit. It should continue to impress for 12-15 years."