Wine Review: 2009 Miner Family Syrah, La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley

Miner Family Syrah: Miner Family’s “La Diligence” is a small production collaboration between Miner Family winemaker Gary Brookman and Northern Rhone producer Francois Villard. This was my first exposure to this families wines and I guarantee it will not be my last. The Miner Family Syrah is a wine that impresses in every way possible. Making the type of statement that only comes from diligence in the vineyard and perfection in the winemaking technique. With an aroma and flavor profile of hickory smoked black pepper candied bacon it is hard to imagine fans of full flavored Syrah not flocking to this phenomenal wine.

Rating: Excellent (94) | $45 | 14.5% ABV