Peju Province Winery

6 Aug

When in Napa recently, I ran into the tasting room manager for Peju Province Winery.  He was knowledgable and thoroughly engaging, and I followed up after my return home by ordering a mixed case from Peju.  Received the case yesterday: Syrah and some Cab’s and Cab/Merlot blends that rate up in the low to mid 90’s by Wine Spectator.

Peju is a Napa County Green winery, using sustainable farming methods and whose Rutherford vineyard is certified organic.  The Syrah I tried last evening was wonderful:  lush with  soft tannins balanced by great dark fruits and a hint of spice.    I am a fan!

I was curious as to how this would compare to old world Rhones.  Definitely richer and lusher, which is typical I think.  Most old world Rhone’s should tend to be a bit more austere with maybe a hint of mineral notes.  Try them both!

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