What the Critics say
'The 2016 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats is a more backward wine that just exudes a sense minerality and a liqueur of rocks like character. Deep purple-colored with an awesome nose of bloody blue fruits, ground pepper, graphite, and violets, it builds incrementally on the palate with full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and an incredible sense of purity and precision. This isn't a blockbuster yet seems to have one foot in the Rhone Valley and one foot in Sonoma. It's going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 15+ years or more. Drink: 2022 - 2037'
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|