2016 Ad Lucem DayStar Syrah - Slide Mountain
Tucked up on a north facing slope high above the Missoula flood plain, the site is rich in volcanic soils laced with compacted clay. This vintage expresses a moderate winter, a cool early summer, yet produced large clusters and a high quality fruit. From ancient soils, this wine screams of fruit leather, concentrated currant and dark cocoa. Heavy clay and mineral soil brings hints of herbs, subtle pepper and savory components of jerky and Worcestershire sauce. This big wine reveals a softer side and layers of berry pie filling, supple tannins and a smooth finish. Enjoy over the next 3-5 years. Pair with smoked brisket, Cougar Gold cheddar, or decadent chocolate truffles.