"Do you fancy yourself a terroir-driven, at times funky-wine loving, perhaps, hipster even, oenophile? Even if those labels don’t apply, don’t even think about skipping out on this very small lot offer on what is truly a steal at the $16 price (we feel like thieves in the night, hustling like bandits to get these cases to our warehouse floor!).
""Rustic, brooding and deep, the 2016 is a decidedly a wild wine. The Armagh is beautiful, but it also lies on the eccentric side.” - Vinous, 93pts
Eccentric! Brooding! Rustic! Wild! So many descriptors to love here. How are we even able to offer a 93pt wine at 64% off?! It’s madness!
Winemaker Pax Mahle is a darling of the wine community with his approach to making honest, authentic wines with minimal additives and winemaker influence. He manages to find extreme vineyard sites with a “wind gap” where the grapes benefit from brisk, gusty breezes, allowing for nuanced flavor development and resulting in a truly distinctive palate of site.
The Armagh Syrah is just that. With it’s plot located in the fairly newly created Petaluma Gap AVA where wind and fog rule the roost along with a plethora of other weather challenges, the concentrated notes you get out of this wild wine are astounding. Blackberries, plums, game, chimney smoke, leather, anise are just a few to name. Let it cellar for a few more years and who knows what surprises will turn up. It’s a powerful, yet as Vinous says, brooding wine, that we just adore.
Get it while you can. 64% off! 93pts! Madness! "