96 Points DuMol make some of the best and most sought-after wines from the Russian River Valley and California. Limited single-vineyard Syrah. 96 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "I also loved the 2017 Syrah Eddie's Patch, which has more of a Côte Rôtie vibe in its spring flowers, black raspberries, and dried earth-like aromas and flavors. Coming from pure volcanic soils and brought up 40% new oak, it’s medium to full-bodied, has lots of tannins, terrific fruit, and a seamless texture. It’s certainly impressive today yet will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years." 94 Points Robert Parker: "The 2017 Syrah Eddie's Patch was aged 16 months in 40% new Ermitage and Atelier hogsheads. It's deep ruby-purple colored and scented of coffee bean, lilac, smoked meats, graphite, garrigue and peppery touches on the nose, with impenetrable ripe black cherry and currant fruit at the core plus red berry sparks, soil and fried sage notes. It's full-bodied with gobs of savory-laced, ripe black fruits in the mouth framed by very ripe, pixelated tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and layered. 320 cases produced. Winemaker Notes: Our eighteenth vintage of Eddie’s Patch Syrah is one of the most floral, peppery and succulent that I can remember, most similar, in my mind, to the delicious 2012 bottling. It comes from a blend of neighboring mountainside vineyards that overlook the Russian River where it slowly meanders towards Jenner and the ocean. This is one of the widest and deepest stretches of the river, and it brings dense lingering fog each morning to keep the vines cool and hydrated. These vineyards are planted at 500–700’ elevation in rocky volcanic soils, facing east toward the gentle morning sun. It’s an incredible place to grow Syrah, and these natural terroir signatures reflect in this beguiling, complex wine.