OVID Napa Valley Syrah

Tasting Note

The 2017 vintage was not a typical year in Napa Valley. Enduring rains ended the long drought, and in May, hail challenged the freshly growing shoots. Fortuitously we ushered the grapes into our cellar just before the fires began to rage. We met each of these challenges with careful planning, deliberate decisions and collaborative solidarity. We are especially grateful for our amazing vineyard team, who sowed cover crops to soak up the winter rains and later applied water for the vines to thrive during the summer heat spikes. Thanks to all of these efforts, the 2017 vintage resulted in wine of the highest standard, possibly some of the best wines OVID has produced to date.

Expansive and vibrant, the 2017 OVID Syrah envelops you with mouth-watering aromas of Bing cherry, cocoa, fresh blueberry and cola that leap from the glass, followed by heady notes of rose petals and jasmine. This vibrant and enduring wine will delight for decades to come.

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Vintage Data

  • Appellation :
    Napa Valley
  • Soil Type:
    Hambright soil series
  • Harvest Dates:
    September 27-September 30
  • pH Level :
  • Alcohol:
  • Aging:
    22 months

Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Syrah is the most reticent of the wines in this range from OVID. Still very primary, the 2017 will benefit from time in bottle to come together and fully assimilate its oak. The aromatics and fruit start to emerge with time in the glass, but like all of these wines, the Syrah is on the lighter end of the spectrum for OVID.