Lillian 2018 Gold Series California Syrah
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Lillian is not particularly Syrah-like. It doesn’t scream out the usual cocktail of blackberries, bacon fat, and lavender. It always feels a bit more about the people and the places than the varietal. The wines are lavish, but there is refined rocky quality in them that defies description. The 2018 vintage gave rise to wines of particular intensity, crystallinity and verve.
Coming all from the sandy soils of the White Hawk vineyard outside of Los Alamos, the 2018 Syrah from Maggie Harrison is a stunning effort, revealing a deep purple hue as well as quintessential Syrah notes of smoky black fruits, pepper, iodine, bacon fat, and even a hint of rose petals. Layered, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it's one of those wines that brings incredible intensity and depth while staying flawlessly balanced, elegant, and light on its feet.