Varietal: 100% Syrah AVA: California Vineyards: White Hawk, Slide Hill, Bien Nacido, Denlinger, Chelle Mountain, Jespersen Production: 736 cases made Oak: 90% New French Oak Time in Barrel: 18 months Alcohol: 15.8% Cellar potential: 7-8 years
TASTING NOTES These fireworks have crossed three state lines in the back of a wood-paneled station wagon, because there’s no way you’re getting shown up by Jed Miller again. We’re talking strawberry strobes, blueberry bursts, and sweet basil flares, synchronized to AC/DC and the swoons of cul de sac housewives. After the chocolate ice cream melted and the headlight-illuminated volleyball winds down, you strike your match and the whole pile goes up in a shimmering blaze of glory. Misdemeanors and lifetime block party bans be damned—that’s a show no one will forget.