79% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvedre, 3.5% Touriga Nacional, 2.6% Viognier, 1.6% Chardonnay, 0.3% Muscat. Aged 25+ months in 65% new French barrels; unfined and unfiltered.
The Syrah symbol means MALE and the Grenache FEMALE. We have always felt about the wines that way. Syrah is all masculine and dark and brooding and heft and smoking and winking at you with his chiseled face.
Wine Advocate: 98 Points. The 2013 Syrah Male is an elegant, seamless Syrah that exudes class in its creme de cassis, black raspberry, smoked meats, graphite and asphalt-laced bouquet. This is a blend of 80% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 3.5% Touriga National and 3.5% Viognier, fermented with 28% whole clusters and aged 25 months in 65% new French oak. It's full-bodied, beautifully layered, silky and seamless, with no hard edges and wonderful freshness in both the aromatics and palate. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 10-15.