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Noble Intrigue 2016
Bien Nacido Syrah 100%
More than a pittance, less than a ransom.
Tantalizing and tactile, this cool climate Syrah bursts out of the glass with fresh leather tones, white pepper, and dusty cherries intertwined with notes of candied bacon, salted caramel, and boysenberry pie. Displaying a yin and yang of high tone fruit and earthy groundings as well an ocean air freshness born from the unmistakable Bien Nacido Vineyard terroir, this deep red and purple colored wine is thought provoking before even taking a sip. A smooth and silky entry of water drenched cranberries on the palate carries into a dark fruited and spicy profile of blackberries and black pepper filled with a lifting, and constant, minerality. Moderately high acid offers a refreshing respite and gives rise to candied strawberry flavors before slowly transforming into a back palate of rich blueberry compote. Despite the plethora of sensations offered, a silky tannin structure throughout, ties all elements of this complex palate together in perfect harmony. In it’s inaugural year, the 2016 Noble Intrigue is a first edition worth collecting.