Benevolent Neglect | Syrah | 2015
SYRAH - 2015
LAS MADRES, SONOMA, USA
Complex and delightful. Inky blueberry fruit, to meaty reductiveness, with a juniper and menthol lift. Utterly delicious.
Established by east coast boys, Ben Brenner and Matt Nagy, Benevolent Neglectwas established on a whim when they were fortunate to be offered some Syrah from the infamous Las Madres vineyard in 2013. Matt had previously produced 11 100-point wines at Maybach, whilst Ben works at Rutherford Wine Co. As the name suggests, they work with as little intervention as possible, farming with great care, and working in the cellar with a 100% transparent policy. Reds are unfined and unfiltered, with some whites going through light filtration to ensure stability.