Kosi, Krupp Brothers Vineyard, Syrah, Napa Valley 2009
Once upon a time, Max Chaung was studying Molecular Biology at Cal. He then went to NYU for grad school and then 9/11 happened (brakes were applied heavily). Max pivoted and ended up at UC Davis with the hopes that winemaking would be a more fulfilling journey. After a stint at Stags' Leap Winery and during time at Miner Family and Blankiet, Max met Brian Kosi and they bonded over favorite varietals and winemaking philosophies. In 2009 they made a tiny amount of Syrah from one of the best Syrah properties in all of Napa Valley (we know since Syrah is our favorite varietal). Kosi is 100% Syrah from the Krupp Brothers Vineyard which sits high atop Atlas Peak. It was aged in 50% new French oak and delivers a beautiful mouthfeel, soft tannins and flavors and aromas that are the stuff of legend. Dark fruit driven, this wine is. It's very rare we get a chance to score a library wine for you so we went for it. Max still works with Blankiet and Brian us currently the Director of Bordeaux Winemaking at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. Max and Brian are looking to restart the Kosi label soon but for now, you're in the know, ya know? 14.8% alc. Only 100 cases made.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.