*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway) to chilly and the reds in the cellar started to call my name. The Cornerstone Syrah has a real cork closure and retails for $35.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) The nose. Oh, my, the nose. This Syrah has that meaty note I love in Syrahs.
2.) We had this with beef stew. Perfect for a cold evening.
3.) I could also see this in the summer with my BBQ ribs.
4.) Cornerstone Cellars really delivers across their portfolio.
On the nose I got spice, cinnamon, baking spice, berries, black cherry, meat, and the scent of bbq. In the mouth I found black cherry, spice, black fruit, berries, and anise. I loved the tart black fruit with the spice lurking around.