Aristo Wine -- Livermore Valley 2015 Syrah
14.1% Alcohol by Volume.
Nose: There are aromas of juicy red cherry, licorice, and strawberry jam, ending with a hint of crusty french bread and nutmeg.
Palate: This medium-bodied Syrah boasts flavors of tart red fruits with a touch of spice, a soft structure with round tannins, and a nice, long finish.
Color: cherry red
About the AVA:
Region: Livermore Valley
Located on the Eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Livermore Valley appellation is within the larger Central Coast appellation. One of California's oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry in the late 19th century. Charles Wetmore’s dry Sauterne-style white captured America's first international Grand Prix medal for wine in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, putting California on the world wine map. Today, it has surpassed pre-prohibition numbers with over 60 wineries and over 5000 acres under vine. With up to 40 degree swings in daily temperatures, along with strong sun and a unique East-West oriented valley that funnels in marine fog, Livermore boasts great Rhone style varietals. Red wines grown here tend to be lush and spicy.