Red Newt Cellars, Syrah Glacier Ridge Vineyards 2018 750ml

SKU: RNCSGRV18 ISBN: 706057103748

Wine Information:

Country: USA

Region: New York

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Variety: Syrah


Overall goals and philosophy of wine: Syrah is a beguiling grape with many expressions in the vinous world, from the gamey classics of France to the inkiness of Australia. In the Finger Lakes, it takes a special site to nurture these beautiful vines to full maturity, but in Glacier Ridge we have found just such a vineyard. With intense Vietnamese peppercorn aromatics, bright red cherry flavors, and a brooding minerality underneath, this Syrah is a pure expression of what can be achieved with one of our favorite grapes in a cool climate. Put simply, think northern Rhone rather than Barossa. 
Notable vineyard management details: Glacier Ridge takes a studied minimalist approach in the vineyard; all weed control is manual and allows for some non-grape vegetation for competition as well as insect biodiversity. Crop size are subsequently lower as a result, with a notable difference in increased ripening capability of the grapes.


A little burnt wood on the nose with some plum. The palate is cherry forward with blueberries. A Light body with some light woody tannings. A backdrop of vegetal and herbaceous notes. Drinks well on its own and pairs beautifully with tinned mussels in tomato sauce, pasta, pizza, and a variety of pork dishes.