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Christopher Tynan Syrah Judge Vineyard 2014

Rating

CWA96+

RP

WS

JS

AG

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W&S

JH

Price: $59.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96+ Points 
“Espresso, black olive and floral notes zoom from the glass, backed by layers of rich, creamy black cherry, plum, blackberry, smoke, cured meats, iron, graphite and savory herbs, making this a complex, complete red. Blueberry, black olive, cassis, violet build up towards the savory, spicy mid-palate in perfect balance, all one could ask for in a Syrah. The tannins are amazingly supple, imparting a velvety feel to the long, juicy, smoky finish. Makes one wonder how a wine can be this hugely concentrated, while supremely elegant, luscious and fresh?” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
In 2006, Christopher became the assistant winemaker at the prestigious Colgin Cellars on Pritchard Hill. At Colgin, Christopher worked closely with owner Ann Colgin, Winemaker Allison Tauziet and Vineyard Manager David Abreu for the next five years. It was here where he learned and embodied the standard for excellence in all aspects of winemaking and viticulture. Wines made during Christopher’s tenure at Colgin were awarded seven 100 point scores from wine critic Robert Parker.

In 2012, Christopher was introduced to Cliff Lede by David Abreu and joined the Cliff Lede Vineyards team shortly thereafter. Christopher brings an unmatched passion and attention for detail to the Lede Family Wines team. His exacting philosophy of only employing low-yield vines from select sites and minimal intervention in the winery ensures that each bottle expresses the distinct nuances of each site, block and vintage.
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96+ Points 
“Espresso, black olive and floral notes zoom from the glass, backed by layers of rich, creamy black cherry, plum, blackberry, smoke, cured meats, iron, graphite and savory herbs, making this a complex, complete red. Blueberry, black olive, cassis, violet build up towards the savory, spicy mid-palate in perfect balance, all one could ask for in a Syrah. The tannins are amazingly supple, imparting a velvety feel to the long, juicy, smoky finish. Makes one wonder how a wine can be this hugely concentrated, while supremely elegant, luscious and fresh?” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
In 2006, Christopher became the assistant winemaker at the prestigious Colgin Cellars on Pritchard Hill. At Colgin, Christopher worked closely with owner Ann Colgin, Winemaker Allison Tauziet and Vineyard Manager David Abreu for the next five years. It was here where he learned and embodied the standard for excellence in all aspects of winemaking and viticulture. Wines made during Christopher’s tenure at Colgin were awarded seven 100 point scores from wine critic Robert Parker.

In 2012, Christopher was introduced to Cliff Lede by David Abreu and joined the Cliff Lede Vineyards team shortly thereafter. Christopher brings an unmatched passion and attention for detail to the Lede Family Wines team. His exacting philosophy of only employing low-yield vines from select sites and minimal intervention in the winery ensures that each bottle expresses the distinct nuances of each site, block and vintage.

Winery Christopher Tynan

Vineyard Designate

AVA Bennett Valley

Region Sonoma County