School House Vineyard Syrah Mescolanza Spring Mountain District 2013
Syrah Blends | US
Just…wow. School House was a "cult" before "cult" was even a THING, like several decades before the “cult” thing. OK, here we go. This is a LOT of VERY COOL Napa history here…Googling is highly recommended. School House was re-established in the 50s and is one-of-a-kind, perched up high on Spring Mountain. For decades, the minuscule production has been made at Pride Mountain Vineyards, a neighbor and personal favorite of your humble scribe. It is incredibly hard to find - retailers get a few bottles here and there, but most of it goes to restaurants and collectors, and even that is few and far between!!
This is rich, yet polished Spring Mountain Syrah all day long. You might think you’re drinking a $60+ northern Rhone wine, with all of its deep, meaty berries, mocha, almost Kahlua-like scent, and it's not oaky in the slightest. Clean, pure and intense, packed with secondary loveliness like rose petals, lavender, and Asian spices.
INCREDIBLE bang for the buck here!
About the Producer
- Blend86.5% Syrah, 9.6% Grenache and 3.9% Mourvedre
- WinemakerTim Mosher
- RegionCalifornia North Coast
- AppellationNapa Valley