The Withers Winery Mr. Burgess 2009
Medium body. Initial aromas of forest floor and spice. Dusty tannins and good general acidity. Nice balance. Flavors of licorice and earth with mushrooms and spice notes coming on with time and air. Made with 36% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre, 29% Grenache.
The Withers is a project focusing on high-elevation, cool-climate sites that yield exceptional, nuanced, and balanced red and rose wines drawing from Rhone varietals grown in the Sierra Foothills and Mendocino County, as well as Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson and Green Valleys and the Sonoma Coast. The Withers was founded by Andrew Tow, a longtime collector and advocate of food-friendly, understated, lower-alcohol, yet deeply flavorful wines, and features as its winemaker David Low, co-founder and winemaker at highly acclaimed Anthill Farms Winery.