Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Redstone Syrah 2019 $120
The ‘treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen philosophy applied by winemaker Chris Scott to these vines, is pretty hardcore. I mean dropping the crop by 60%-70%? That’s practically abuse! And yet this Bridge Pa-grown wine tastes like its long, loose bunches have been lovingly cuddled and snuggled and fed nice food and played Baby Einstein cd’s in the car when they were young. It’s silky-sleek, dusted in soft pepper and plum tones, blueberry, a lick of leather and mocha in the mid-palate and beautifully integrated oak and skin tannins create stunning structure in the mouth.