A very giving wine in every sense of the word, but one that will need time in the bottle or be decanted to really allow this wine to unfold its magic elixir. Jeff Cohn
2016 - 98 pts, 2015 - 98 pts, 2014 - 99 Pts; 2013 - 98 Pts; 2012 - 93 Pts; 2011 - 90 Pts
The Serine selection from this vineyard site is so Northern Rhone in what it offers in the final wine. Think of Hermitage in intensity, and Cote-Rotie in elegance. At 2010 ft. elevation Jeff says "Syrah at high elevations and rocky soils are a match made in heaven."
Once again this selection of Syrah, which is known as Serine in the Northern Rhone has produced a wine that is a Menage a trois of aromas and flavors that one finds only in the elegance of Cote-Rotie, the intensity of Hermitage and the pure essence of site from Rockpile.
The bud wood originates from Les Grand Places vineyard in Cote-Rotie and was brought to our Rockpile vineyard via a suitcase. Serine is considered the oldest selection of Syrah in Cote-Rotie. Thus the name So Serine came to be! I always feel this to be one of our most complex wines.