Tasting Notes: Very well-made, estate-grown, sustainably farmed (certified green) wine from a fifth-generation vineyard. Starting with fragrant notes of black rose petal and violet on the nose, through subtle dark berry and currant flavors, it finishes with a touch of wild blackberry and mocha on the lingering finish. One of the finest examples of this underrated grape made in California.
Tasting Notes: What a bargain-priced Hermitage is in comparison to most of its peers. The Cuvee Emilie has a beautiful violet perfume with smoky bacon fat notes as well. The inky syrah in this wine has a chalky, full-bodied mouthfeel, with dark blackberry kirsch and subtle white pepper notes. May be the value of the vintage for Northern Rhone.