|A dozen years in kosher wine production and consulting led Rabbi Samuel Perez to create Kiddush Hashem Cellars in 2001. He has surpassed his own goal of creating a fine wine that is not only kosher and unpasteurized but is also a leading contender among ultra premium wines from the Central Coast. Using biodynamically farmed Syrah grapes from the Shiraz clone in the Santa Ynez Valley appellation, Kiddush Hashem wines are made in a traditional and minimal manner, unfiltered and unfined. The quality of the product, the classic Rhone style and pure expression of the fruit have made an impression on many in the California market. Wolfgang Puck of Spago said, “This is the best Kosher Syrah I have ever tasted.” Whether you seek a wine that is kosher or not, the Kiddush Hashem Syrah is truly impressive, opulent and sophisticated.|
|Syrah - Great Oaks Ranch Vineyard|
|The Great Oaks Ranch Vineyard is a small, family-owned biodynamic vineyard dedicated to producing low-yielding vines with concentrated fruit. The vinification process is stainless steel fermentation with periodic pumpovers; the wine is then aged in French oak (50% new) for 14 months. Delicate handling of the wine during the aging process brings to the nose a light presence of oak as well as distinct notes of violet, rosemary and chocolate. On the palate, the wine opens with opulent leathery flavors of ripe black and red berry fruit and spices. Full bodied and well balanced, ripe tannins and good acidity can be felt in the mid-palate, giving way to a lingering fruit-filled and lightly earthy finish.
This wine pairs well with game birds, red meat, and soft, pungent cheeses.
Unfiltered, unfined, unpasteurized, this wine is non Mevushal but Kosher for Passover and year round. |
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