The 2014 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats comes from Rockpile. It is a collaboration with Yves Cuilleron from France’s Northern Rhône. This is made from what is believed to be Chapoutier suitcase clones. It is 100% Syrah aged in about 30% new French oak with about 30% whole clusters during the fermentation. Beautiful elegance and complexity with notes of blueberry, blackberry, floral notes, and great acid, this is a dead ringer for a Northern Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie. A gorgeous, dense purple color to the rim, sweet, juicy fruit, full body, but again, incredible freshness and vibrancy. This is a stunner and comes in at 15.2% natural alcohol, but seems light on its feet. Drink it over the next decade or more. P.S. As it sits in the glass, some bacon fat, lard and meaty notes also emerge. Drink: 2016-2026 (Dec16)
95 points | Robert Parker Jnr., The Wine Advocate

Domaine des Chirates is the brain child of Jeff Cohn and Yves Cuilleron. Their first project has translated into a huge success, with scores from 94-97 points, their new wine will continue to be a favorite for years to come. The vineyard selected for the project was the Chapoutier suitcase selection, which is the oldest planting of Syrah at Rockpile. It's not the darkest or the biggest, but it is the most complex. At 2,010 ft. elevation with 20-year-old vines, this wine is not French, not California, but purely ‘Rockpile Syrah'.


Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU4614