So good. I mean it’s so good. That’s all my fiancé and I kept saying as we finished a bottle of 2012 Wolff Vineyards Syrah, which we picked up on a recent trip to San Luis Obispo.
Funnily enough, when we tasted the Syrah on the vineyard’s patio, which is super cute and worth a visit, we liked it, but not as much as we did when we popped the cork at home a few nights ago to finish up the final season of Parks and Recreation (The show’s finale was so good, too, so we were on quite a roll with our entertainment choices that night).
Plus, I had found a home for this cute stray and I needed to celebrate, which made finishing the bottle on a weekday an easy task.
This Edna Valley syrah has a hint of pepper and a full-bodied toastyiness that smoothly slips down your tongue. The longlasting flavor kinda tastes like a delicious berry jam, when it’s cooling down to be canned. You know that kind of warm, juicy, stewed flavor? It has a bit of a leathery texture, but it’s not overwhelming.
These are words that I don’t hear often coming out of my jokeleaning other half when we taste wine at home: “I dig it, a lot.”
Now I just wish we had brought home more than one bottle of this smooth Syrah!
Nuts & Bolts:
Winery: Wolff Vineyards
Origin: San Luis Obispo
Price: $24, $19 if you’re part of the Wine Club
Alcohol content: 14%
When to drink: Take this to your next family dinner to impress the folks.