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LEAF-STONE


2008 Leaf-Stone

Blend:  100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.1% 

Notes

December 2019

"Tonight we had the 2008 Leaf-Stone Syrah.  It was delicious from the get go. Still full of fruit, very smooth, still some tannin.  Goes well with dark chocolate, and even the (don't cringe) Italian Sausage spaghetti we had this evening. I would think it would last a few more years.

2011 Leaf-Stone

Blend:  100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.1% 

Notes

March 2019

"Tunneling sharp then bright energy with fruit shinning forward" - Maureen Blum

"A little musty on the nose, berries & a hint of peppercorns. Gentlemen's club on the palate - leather, tobacco, smoke, jam. Spicy finish. I do think this is at or just past its peak. (45 minutes later) Drinks very well - I guess decant for 1 hour for best results!" - Catherine Jordan

"Nose: aged tobacco, jammy, hint of pepper. Palate: nice peppery notes, cedar, plummy, little bit of cherry peaking through." - Jim Jordan

2012 Leaf-Stone

Blend:  100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.1% 

Notes

March 2019

"Terrior/Dirt/Ash - sharp terrior finish, hint of unripe fruit." - Maureen Blum

"Nose: not as much depth as the richness of the '11, notes of cedar and slate. Palate: elegant, pair carefully - pork chop or piece of salmon, wood and mineral, a hint of tannin - but dark sooner pepper emerging on a second sip - white pepper." Jim Jordan

"Hint of cedar on the nose. Not as complex. Lovely long spicy finish. Very subtle overall. I want to pair this with a good pork chop and some roasted veggies. Drink soon - we need to check our cellar!" (45 minutes later) This wine benefited from the wait. Complexity is showing up. Super smooth, lovely spice finish. - Catherine Jordan 

2013 Leaf-Stone

Blend:  100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13% 

Notes

March 2019

"Ash nose with sprinkling stone fruit. Fruit lingers. - Maureen Blum

"Nose: lush nose, especially after the 2012 Leaf-Stone, more sour cherries than the jam of the 2011 Leaf-Stone. Plus a light cherry compote with cinnamon, slate, but hiding in the fruit. Palate: cedar/sandalwood, blackpepper, nice and smooth, a bit of a mineral edge." - Jim Jordan

"Nice nose. I agree with the "Freshly sharpened pencils" - a combo of sawdust and graphite notes. Also sour cherries? Round and rich on the palate. Dark cherries, rosemary, cardamom on the finish. Serve with wild mushroom - in a risotto or soup, by preference. (45 minutes later) Everything is richer, deeper, rounder." - Catherine Jordan

2015 Leaf-Stone

Blend:  100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13% 

Notes

March 2019

"Hints of black noir." - Maureen Blum

"Nose: back to the richness of the 2011 Leaf-Stone, jammy notes, tar, newer tobacco than the 2011, the fruit is a bit hidden by the tobacco and tar. Definitely will be intriguing next year and after. Palate: still developing its presence here, much the same notes as the nose, but a bit sharper, more peppery." - Jim Jordan

"Stone, earth, dark fruits on the nose. Strongest nose of the bunch. Finish has notes of licorice, pepper, tobacco, and all spice. Hard to tease apart the fruits on the palate - definitely getting cherries, berries, and vanilla. You could pair this with steak today, but I want to wait a few years before settling on a food pairing." - Catherine Jordan