Blueberry compote, fresh grated ginger, lavender garden and cracked black pepper are your early smells and flavors in the 2016 Lagier Meredith Syrah. Consistently intense, very aromatic and bright from vintage to vintage, this 2016 is another in a long line of Syrahs with these qualities. If anything, it’s a little more expressive of its fresh berry/floral flavors, which points to a particularly long evolution in bottle. This will drink great well into the 2030s.
Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith live on their vineyard near the top of Mount Veeder between Napa and Yountville. Farming, winemaking, sales and marketing is all them. They truly make wines they most enjoy drinking, which are wines with fruit, structure and a definitive spicy/savory character as well. Their wines burst with character and flavor equal to any wines made in California. Over the years I’ve written countless times how Lagier Meredith is “unsung, under-rated and under-appreciated.” I’m over that. While it is still the case, what’s most important to know is that their wines are dynamite and extremely well-priced for what you get.
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