2012 Eponymous Syrah
Red Wine from Napa Valley, United States
The attractive deep purple, garnet color leads to a complexity of well-integrated aromas that hint of boysenberry, rosemary, and a touch of a smoky, oven roasted meat dripping character that I always look for in a good Syrah. The flavors follow nicely to the palate with added cranberry and ripe pomegranate notes. This full-bodied wine is well balanced with good weight and grip that glides evenly across the palate finishing with pleasing flavors that linger.
Wine Style: Red Wine
Appellation: Napa Valley
Following the sale of his family’s renowned winery in 1994, Robert Pepi no longer could use his name on a wine label. Therefore, the first wine he has made for himself since the sale reflects explains the predicament and reminds us that “wine should be fun”. Eponymous is "one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named". Bob Pepi has given it his own playful definition, “a play on words by one who is unable to use his family name on his own bottle of wine”.
Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Alcohol content: 14.7