Fall 2012 Releases

November 15, 2012

Check out the details of our three new releases: 2009 Syrah Reserve, 2009 Syrah 80 and the 2011 Marsanne Roussanne.

2011 Marsanne Roussanne
If other white grapes are violins, Roussanne and Marsanne are viola and cello – able to sing just as sweetly but in a lower, more resonant register. In this wine they make beautiful music together, blending the flavors of ripe pears and clover honey with the darker sweetness of hazelnuts and almond butter.

The finish is remarkably light and clean, showing the natural balance our Biodynamic vineyard brings to full-flavored grapes. 100 cases


91 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2009 Syrah 80
More than ever, this Syrah validates our decision to plant a grape that was distinctly unfashionable. At its best, Syrah can pack masculine power into feminine sensuality and wrap bright blueberry sweetness in dark earthy hedonism, filling every corner of your mouth with something delicious.

That’s what we aim for, and – despite all the weather challenges and 80 hours of frost in 2009 – our Biodynamic vineyard gave it to us, along with plushness, bright acidity, and beautiful balance.
630 cases. $35.00

92 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2009 Reserve Syrah
At Cowhorn, we take the “Reserve” label seriously. This wine was literally reserved from our Syrah 80 in 2009 because it had its own personality. The luscious fruit flavors include blackberries and cherries up front and blueberries past the mid-palate.

Generous oak aging layered in dark chocolate, vanilla and baking spices, gives the wine a harmonious intensity. 100 cases. $45.00

2 Bottle Purchase Limit – Excludes Club Cowhorn Members

93 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate