Here in the US, we call it Syrah, but in Australia and other parts of the New World, it’s Shiraz. And since we felt this wine was more in line with the latter, we’re calling it Shiraz too. We blended in a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Greanche to add some structure to this full-bodied, big, bright wine.
Drinking it reminded us of a cool, vintage Chevrolet El Camino. A long, dark, black American muscle car brimming with power and style. The front label is provided by Dutch artist Ger Peters. In keeping with our long dark and theme we decided to matte out the illustration with a heavy black on black look, save for a subtle use of varnish highlight and the classic El Camino font in classic gold. Otherwise it’s just black and its badass. Like the wine.
Appellation: Napa Valley
70% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Grenache Noir
18 Months in (2 to 3 year old) French and American Oak