Over the Mountain Syrah 2012
This cool-climate, South African syrah is a deep, rich red in the glass, reflecting the bright fruit flavors of mulberry and blueberry. Its perfume of smoky spices, pepper, and woodland undertones gives way to a well-structured palate. Sumptuous, full of flavor with a smooth, decadent, lingering, dark-chocolate finish. Serve at 54–59 degrees F with rich red meat and game dishes, mature cheeses, or match it with rich dark chocolate.
Historically, Seven Springs Vineyard has produced some of the finest grapes grown in the United States and was selected as one of the Top 10 Vineyards in America by Food and Wine Magazine. The Wine Advocate has regarded it as “one of Oregon’s finest, most consistent vineyards.” Since acquiring the vineyard in 2007, Seven Springs has become Evening Land's largest. Taking advantage of the unique and distinctive terroir, the vineyard's potential is explored by mixing old vines and new plantings, blending distinct blocks and experimenting with micro-cuvees that lie on the volcanic soils in the heart of the Seven Springs hill.