2015 Wind Gap Nellessen Syrah
There are few wines that get me as excited as the Nellessen Syrah. Arguably one of the most distinctive and delicious Syrahs coming out of the state of California, it is with great pleasure we offer the stellar 2015. This due east-facing site is terraced and steep. Goldridge soils give the wine its distinctive purity and lift and that eastern facing exposition gives it all of it’s glorious fruit and spice. The 2015 shows the warmth of the vintage but due to the cold location in the Sebastopol Hills, this wine is still all about purity and precision.
Intensely perfumed black plum, summer fruits, blood orange, black pepper, pink pepper and cured black olives. Smells way richer than the wine actually is because this wine has an alluring lightness to it density. Not quite as ready to rip right out of the gate as the 2014 was at this early stage, this 2015 will benefit from resting in your cellar for another year or two.