This latest release is predominantly Syrah based with Grenache, Sangiovese and Barbera blended in. The winemaker calls it Rhône meet Italy. It's a "buy today, drink tonight" wine, with notes of chocolate, it's an easy drinker.
We were blessed to have winemaker par excellece Don Reha sailing with us. Don is the Executive Winemaker at both Thornton and Orfila Wineries and he presided over the first of several wine tastings scheduled for the week. We tasted Thornton’s non-vintage Brut Reserve Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wine, Sans Oak Chardonnay, Cabernet-Merlot and finally the incredible Estate Syrah, accompanied by a selection of fruit and cheeses.