California Syrah Wines at very affordable price. Ledgewood Creek Syrah 2004 has beautiful dark purple-black hues that introduce this wine in the glass. Its aromas are of blackberry and currant. It is bursting with fruit and mid-palate richness. The warm climate of Suisun Valley allows the flexible Syrah grape to thrive and achieve full varietally-specific characters. Oak aging adds to the complex, long and smooth full taste that complements roast beef, roast pork and other hearty dishes.
The Frisbie Family is dedicated to producing exceptional, Estate–Grown wines in the American Viticultural Area known as “Suisun Valley” located on the eastern Napa border. Long known for its commitment to the best vineyard practices, Ledgewood Creek Wines are crafted first and foremost in the vineyards, long before being placed in the artistic hands of their winemaker. The winery's beginnings date back to 1985 when Dean Frisbie bought a pear orchard in the little known Suisun Valley viticultural area. To honor the pioneering Peabody family and their long-standing farming history in the valley, they named the orchard Peabody Ranch. By 1989, vineyards had replaced the pear orchard and the original Peabody Ranch was soon incorporated into what is now Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards. With Ledgewood Creek running along the property's northern edge and with Abernathy Road bordering it's eastern edge, the original Peabody Ranch vineyard proved so successful that the overall holdings grew to include over 350 acres planted with grapes. In the early part of 2001, a descision was made to start producing some wine that would be available for sale. The vineyards and winery remain family-owned and operated with patriarch Dean Frisbie as General Manager, son James sharing his time between wine sales and vineyard marketing, and son Tom working with the web-site while living at the winery, full-time. The Frisbies' philosophy has always been, "If it is broken, fix it…and if it is not, how can we improve upon it?" Those who grow the grapes at Ledgewood Creek work tirelessly to find the vineyard's best expression of fruit quality and continued vine balance. This means constant fine tuning of canopy management, fertilization schedules, irrigation techniques, and crop tonnages. Fruit at Ledgewood Creek is harvested by hand - the red grapes by day, and the whites at night. Night harvesting, while costly and time consuming, has proven the best method to control the quality of the fruit harvested.
RATINGS: Silver Medal - Orange County Fair
Bronze Medal - SCHOTT ZWIESEL AWARD
90 Points - DP Rating
"Rich cassis, black licorice and espresso aromas lead to a black fruit-filled mouth with briary, herbs de Provence spciness. Starting to develop some secondary floral aromas. An extremely long, fine finish shows that magical white pepper character."