Behrens & Hitchcock

Alder Springs Vineyard Homage to Ed Oliveira Syrah

9.15 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.1

I love Alder Springs Vineyard. It’s a fabulous spot dedicated to top quality growing and a variety of grape types. The people are just the best. It’s possible that the synthetic “cork” put me off but this wine was wobbling badly. Very over-the-top prune-tobacco - distinct oxidation - I’m sure this was better 10 years ago. Very possibly a storage issue since I purchased this at auction. Bummer.

I love Alder Springs Vineyard. It’s a fabulous spot dedicated to top quality growing and a variety of grape types. The people are just the best. It’s possible that the synthetic “cork” put me off but this wine was wobbling badly. Very over-the-top prune-tobacco - distinct oxidation - I’m sure this was better 10 years ago. Very possibly a storage issue since I purchased this at auction. Bummer.

Dec 18th, 2020
Randall Hopkins

Winegrower Co-Winemaker and Owner Corvus Vineyard and Corvus Cellars

8.8

Fruity plum notes. Ripe fruit, enjoyable but high alcohol was a bit much but it was expected. Didn’t hate it but didn’t go w the dinner

Fruity plum notes. Ripe fruit, enjoyable but high alcohol was a bit much but it was expected. Didn’t hate it but didn’t go w the dinner

Jul 5th, 2020
Eric

Now that’s more like it. Nice complex Syrah from the Alder Springs Vineyard. Wildflowers, plums, camphor, leather, tar, and charcoal. 👍

Now that’s more like it. Nice complex Syrah from the Alder Springs Vineyard. Wildflowers, plums, camphor, leather, tar, and charcoal. 👍

Jan 18th, 2018
Richard Hanke

Richard had this 8 years ago

Richard had this 8 years ago

Nov 8th, 2014
Glenn Yarnis

Glenn had this 8 years ago

Glenn had this 8 years ago

Mar 28th, 2014