2014 Aril Wines Walker Vine HillSyrah Sonoma Green Valley
Blueberries, currants, bacon, and road tar are the theme in this luscious Syrah, from a vineyard in Russian River Valley made famous by Pax Wine Cellars. Full-bodied, unctuous, and laced with subtly smoky aromas, this one cries out for a smoked prime rib sandwich.
Joanne and Harmon Brown met in Telluride, Colorado, where he was running a popular restaurant, and she was heavily involved in the Telluride Foundation. What started as a romance grew into a strong partnership and a dream. Harmon had run a winery in Napa, and Joanne had always loved the classic Syrahs of the Rhone Valley and Provence. The dream grew into reality via a small property in the hills above the Napa Valley with just a tiny block of the finest Syrah vines. As a symbol for the winery, Joanne selected the pomegranate tree that they planted there in the garden. Aril is the deeply red cover of the seeds of the pomegranate, a color that Joanne finds in the heart of their Syrahs.