The last two wines that I enjoyed with winemaker David Bos at my local wineshop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan featured the grape that he has the longest affinity for, under his own label Bos Wine. While David worked at Grgich Hills as their vineyard manager, he met his wife Jackie and 2008 they got married and started off in Calistoga. They started with a vineyard consulting business and had access to some of the highest quality fruit in California and started Bos Wine in 2010 with forty-eight cases of Bos Wine Phoenix Ranch Syrah.
The Moon Bos Wine Harvest Red Blend California 2017. The wine is mainly Syrah with a little Petite Sirah and a touch of Mourvedre. The wine was fermented and aged in neutral oak, so as not to alter the Syrah. A nice deep color with notes of black cherry and lavender. On the palate it offered black fruit and balanced tannins, with a very nice finish offering traces of graphite.
The last California red by David Bos was his Bos Wine Phoenix Ranch Red Wine Napa Valley 2017. This wine is pure Syrah, a single vineyard wine and the Phoenix Ranch is a small vineyard at the base of Atlas Peak. David Box started consulting for them in 2009 and converted the farming method to biodynamic. The wine was fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels for eighteen months and only three barrels were produced. The wine was a nice deep ruby with notes of dark fruit and florals. On the palate a rich black cherry with tints of lavender and rose petals on a beautiful balanced wine with a really nice long count finish with great terroir.