Sunday, May 1, 2011

2008 Ceja Vineyards Syrah Sonoma Coast

Many of my followers know I truly enjoy the wines created by Armando Ceja of Ceja Vineyards. I find the wines easy to drink but so food friendly and love the recipes from Amelia and Dalia Ceja. The 2008 Syrah was chosen by Armando for the wine club shipment in March and trust me, you will love this wine.

When first pouring this wine I caught a quick hint of smokey aroma which quickly gave way to a wonderful ripe blackberry sensation. A hint of black raspberry followed by a huge pepper aroma. The ripe fruit combined with the spice of the pepper was very pleasing to my nose.

Armando you have created a wonderful Syrah. The dark fruit (blackberry and black raspberry) flavor carried from the start to the finish of the taste. The spice and that wonderful hint of earth and leather balanced the wine perfectly. The flavor is awesome and yes the bottle did not last the night. Normally I would pair a Syrah with BBQ but I tried something new last night. Ravioli made with black angus beef, a light marinara but loads of fresh garlic and a touch of cheese. Loved the pairing.

On your next trip to Napa make sure you stop by Ceja Vineyards Wine Tasting Salon located at 1248 First Street in beautiful downtown Napa and taste their wonderful portfolio of wines. Open Sunday -Wednesday 11am to 6pm and Thursday - Saturday 11am to 8pm. After tasting, head over to Bistro Sabor 1126 First Street to meet Ariel Ceja and enjoy some excellent dishes prepared by the staff. To learn more about the Ceja Family please visit their website


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dan,

Love your description of our 2008 Ceja Vineyards Sonoma Coast Syrah! Thank you for including our wine in your wonderful blog -- we appreciate your support and we're looking forward to your next visit! Salud!

Amelia Ceja