While Greg Brewer is best known for his award-winning Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs under his Brewer-Clifton label, Greg's been working with Syrah since the early 90's, and we're so stoked he's made enough to share!
The name Ex Post Facto is a play on him breaking out of the Brewer-Clifton box - this is light and elegant California Syrah, loads of blue fruit, white pepper and smoke.
This is cool-climate Syrah on full amplification, courtesy of Greg Brewer. Aromas of cracked peppercorn, tar, graham cracker, raw lamb and elderberry show on the nose. The raw-meat flavors of the nuanced while bold palate are intense, and dusted with accents of pepper, bay leaf, rosemary and lavender.
The Syrah from Ex Post Facto was made entirely with whole clusters and spent, "a zillion years in the fermenter, as always," quips winemaker Greg Brewer. It's fantastically expressive this vintage, with pure scents of red and black currants, cracked pepper, mint, coffee beans and wildflowers. Medium-bodied and silty in texture, its intense, spicy fruits are perfectly ripe, and fresh acidity adds crunchy appeal on the long, layered finish. Yum!
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