This wine is dark, with hues of red and purple that are opaque in saturation. Aromatics of wild herbs stimulate the sense as you meander to a sweet nose o black cherry, blackberries, cassis, and liquid minerals.
The Chapoutier suitcase selection is the oldest planting of Syrah at Rockpile. It's not the darkest or the biggest, but it is the most complex. At 2,010 ft. elevation with 20 year old vines, this wine is not French, not California, but purely "Rockpile Syrah." Domaine des Chirats translates from Northern Rhone to simply, "home of the pile of rocks."
Jeff's first project with Yves Cuilleron has translated into a huge success. with scores from 94-97 points, this is a wine that will continue to be a favorite for years to come.