Thursday, May 8, 2014

An $18 Syrah from Napa? People's Wine Revolution's Massa Ranch Syrah is a Steal

Massa Ranch in Yountville is a certified organic vineyard (and vegetable farm) that sells not too many grapes, here and there.

Sometimes the Syrah grapes go into The Prisoner. Sometimes they get sold to Matt Reid who's the winemaker at Seavey and Quixote and the custom crush winemaker at Failla. (In short, he's worked at top notch houses.)

With his wife, Marcy Webb, Reid launched People's Wine Revolution, several years ago, which is dedicated to making affordable wines.

His 2012 Massa Ranch Syrah is organically grown, lovely, and at $18, one of the best deals around. It's whole cluster pressed and, as his tasting notes say, filled with blueberry, bacon fat and pepper notes.

You can age it (of course it will get better), or drink it now. I think any host would be happy to have a guest arrive with it - if you don't drink it up at home first.

Only 150 cases were made. Call or email the winery to locate some and scoop it up before it's gone, gone, gone.

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