Price Range: $30–$38
- Ready to Drink: 3 years after bottle vintage
- Great recent vintages in California Syrah: 2006, 2007°, 2008°, 2009°, 2010, 2012 °=all-time great vintage
Region: Sonoma, California
I found religion tonight—in a 2006 SAXON BROWN Syrah, Parmelee-Hill ‘Camp Block’. A cool climate, singular masterwork to drink fervently and believe in. Favors mouthwatering acidity over sweetness; rich complexity & detail over boldness & obviousness—like the difference between a captivating sermon versus one that hammers you over the head. This Syrah performs miracles in the mid-palate, a dance in the mouth of the Seven Veils by Salome. John the Baptist willingly gave up his head for this, because he knew when Jesus turned water into wine, it would be a Saxon Brown. –J.M.
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