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X Winery Amicus Napa Valley Syrah 2010

  • 92 points, The Wine Advocate
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WineShopper Notes

Amicus (Latin for friend) celebrates the connection between wine and friendship. Reed Renaudin, head winemaker and founder of X Winery, has built relationships with some of Napa’s finest growers. These friendships have enabled him to harvest only the best fruit from beautifully farmed vineyards throughout the Valley. Amicus wines are so special that they are at their most enjoyable when shared with friends.

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Critical Acclaim

90-92 Points
The Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Syrah is darker and firmer than the 2009. There is terrific focus and precision to the fruit in this delineated, beautifully articulate wine. Mint, flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the insistent finish."

Winemaker's Notes

This Syrah is sourced from a small vineyard surrounded by ancient, well-weathered oak trees. The "Quercus Block" is named after the Latin term for oak tree and is comprised of vines that are hand-farmed with meticulous effort.

Bright wild berries and blackberry are complemented with abundant spice. Black pepper, clove, vanilla, coconut and a hint of cedar smoke swirl together in the mouthfeel. The finish is a silky mid-palate with sufficient tannin backbone for aging.

Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%

About X Winery

X Winery & Amicus were created in 2000 by an MS/MBA candidate with the idea of creating niche wines to satisfy needs in the marketplace. Our passion and commitment is to build on what our predecessors (over the last 4000 years) have accomplished, and provide wines in underserved segments. Our company is focused on innovation, efficiency, service, and imagination and we have a deep desire to satisfy wine lovers the world over.