Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Lagier Meredith Vineyards Syrah
After you have been instrumental in identifying the origins of some of the greatest old wine varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, and most recently Zinfandel what do you do for an encore? You help your significant other make wine! The Lagier Meredith Vineyards produce just Syrah. Their first commercial bottling was of the 1998 in 2000. A grand total of 78 cases. With a vineyard that is at 1,300 foot elevation and a wine making process that uses old French oak barrels there is heavy emphasis on making sure that the grapes provide a lot of the flavors. Production is limited, just 550 cases of the 2002, and most sales are via mailing list. They are definitely wines worth seeking out. My tasting notes for the 2001 and 2002 Lagier Meredith Syrahs are here.

A thread on has tasting notes on all vintages.

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