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Puppione Family Wines, “Ariya” Syrah, Odyssey VineyardRussian River Valley, California 2018 (750mL)

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Puppione Family Wines, “Ariya” Syrah, Odyssey Vineyard Russian River Valley, California 2018 (750mL)

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“This Russian River Syrah echoes the earth-driven minerality that you would find in the Northern Rhône Valley of France.”

The Puppione Family launched their winery with two barrels to commemorate the birth of their daughter, and they continue to chronicle their family story of tradition and togetherness one bottle at a time. Simplicity is the guiding principle of our approach to winemaking. But simple ain’t easy. Native yeast fermentations, whole clusters, crushed by foot, aged in neutral oak barrels, little to no additions, unfined and unflitered—no flash, no fluff. Thanks to the mindful farming of the growers we work with who engage in sustainable and organic practices in the vineyard, we can employ these minimalist, traditional techniques because of the high-quality grapes they provide us. The end result–wines of energy and freshness and purity. It’s that simple, but it’s not easy.

So just as their daughter experimented and tested in her first year, so did we as newly minted winemakers, decided to craft the 2018 Ariya Syrah with a decidedly Old World approach. The resulting wine displays vivacity and the signature aromas and flavors that make cool-climate Syrah so entrancing. Boasting both elegance and verve, this wine pairs perfectly with smoked eggplant, grilled lamb chops, Carolina BBQ pork sliders, or Osso buco.


  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionSonoma County, California
  • Sub-RegionRussian River Valley
  • FarmingOrganic Practices
  • BlendSyrah
  • Alcohol12.7%
  • Temp.Serve at 60-65° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stems
  • DrinkingNow-2026
  • Decanting30 Minutes
  • PairingLamb Chops Scottadito

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