2013 Odyssey Syrah
As many know, the Odyssey Vineyard has been in the Enkidu lineup for many years. I still continue to believe Odyssey produces grapes that contribute the most complex aromas and flavors of all the wines we have produced. Situated in the cool climes of the Russian River Valley, the vineyard typically will hang fruit to the last days of October. In 2013, the wine shows “classic” Odyssey characteristics. Aromas burst from the glass with Provencal herbs, garrique, white pepper, sweet earthy roots, and a great deal of pomegranate and blackberry fruit. Soft and luxurious on entrance, there are soft and firm tannins for needed structure. As we now have wines exceeding a decade, we have experienced a Syrah that lives well past 10 years. But it is oh so good now! As the quintessential lamb wine, pair this rich meat with a mango/rosemary salsa on a bed of polenta.