Erna Schein Hommage to Ed Oliveira Syrah 2005
Another impeccably crafted Syrah from the cooler vineyard site of Alder Springs in Mendocino County, this year's "Ed" displays the typical black/purple color of Syrahs from this vineyard, while also having a more vintage specific freshness to it. The nose introduces soft notes of daphne and fruit tree blossoms combined with more rich notes of peat, loam and roasted meats. This wine demonstrates the fresh, red fruits of raspberry and cherry as well as more subtle flavors toward marmalade and apricot. It is further bolstered by more foundational notes of graphite, stone, and smoke. This wine has a firm and age-worthy finish.