Swift Whole Bunch Bridge Pa Triangle Syrah 2019 $40
Syrah lends itself to reductive winemaking, especially when it’s made in a low-preservative way like Lauren Swift prefers. When her syrah is fresh out of the gate, it takes on a struck-match, flinty, smoky complexity that wraps around the pepper and blueberry backbone of the wine. She’s the winemaker for Ash Ridge; this is her side hustle, and my speed hustle was down to the roast shop so I could sip this with the yummy burnt bits from the leg of lamb. Drink now through 2027.