Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2010 Ceja Vineyards Sonoma Coast Syrah

Ceja Vineyards a premium Latino owned winery of the Ceja Family founded in 1999 (Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha) actually was first started in 1983 with the purchase of 15 acres in Carneros. 1986 brought the first plantings of 13 acres of Pinot Noir and a vineyard was born. Today many of the family members are involved in the business and contribute to its success.

Tonight's wine was a club purchase and one of my favorite Syrahs. The nose is full of rich blackberry jam and pepper. Raspberry with a hint of toasty oak. Luscious aromatics.

The mouth is beautiful with blackberries, dark cherry and raspberry so juicy from start to the long finish. Slight hint of toasty oak followed by white pepper spice and a hint of leather. Paired very nice with my minestrone soup. Lovely Syrah Ceja's!

Make sure you stop by the new tasting room 22989 Burndale Road Sonoma Ca open 11-5 Wednesday through Sunday. When you're finished sipping the grape juice stop next door to their sister business Carneros Brewing Company for a refreshing beer. Be prepared to be treated like family.


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