2012 Rockpile Fran's Syrah
Big, muscular and packed with bravado. Evocative of the power and elegance of Northern Rhône, our Rockpile Syrah shows deep aromas, with layers of bacon, cayenne, anise, and black pepper over a heart of dark, brooding fruit. Across the palate, black plum and morello cherry flavors take on a gamey quality, supported by well-integrated oak and solid tannins. The finish lingers, holding the essence of the fruits and spices long after the wine has departed. This is a big, muscular wine packed with signature Syrah bravado and can easily stand up to braised short ribs or similar hearty meat dishes.