We had some guests come in to the tasting room who had performed a blind test showdown with our 2009 Syrah versus three other wines - 2008 Five Star Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, 2007 Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet from Napa Valley.
They wanted to compare based on OVERALL quality of the wine - structure, bouquet, flavor and finish - and not just varietal (thus Cab vs Syrah). They are huge Cab fans and were gifted the other bottles (and may I mention much more expensive bottles) and wanted to see how Kiepersol held up. WE WON. HANDS DOWN. They said Kiepersol had a much richer, more satisfying and balanced wine and were so please that we are in their backyard.
Photo courtesy of Chris Copeland