The husband-and-wife team of Thomas Brocker and Alicia Covarrubias founded Slanted House Winery in 2005. Together, they are dedicated to making handcrafted wines that emphatically express varietal- and vineyard-specific characteristics. Convinced that wine is "made in the vineyard," they work closely with growers who share their passion for producing the very best wines possible. The words "small production" are bandied about a lot these days, but, having produced than 100 cases of the Dry Stack Syrah made, Slanted House gives genuine meaning to the term.
Bennett Valley's unique terroir produced a refined yet concentrated wine that exhibits layered aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, black plum, raw beef, smoked bacon, tar, lavender blossom, rosemary and white pepper. This rich, succulent, benchmark Syrah will drink well for the next five years, but why wait? A little aeration will enhance short-term enjoyment, so decant this Syrah an hour or two before serving, or pour it into large, appropriately shaped glasses...;and let the swirling begin!