A claimed favourite varietal to both Michael and David Phillips, Syrah was first planted by the brothers in 1982 after falling in love with wines produced from the grape on a trip through southern France. This vineyard, located just a hop, a skip and a jump from the winery, is one of the earliest plantings of Syrah in California. With Michael’s son Kevin continuing the Phillips grape growing tradition into the 6th generation, this Syrah vineyard was one of the first he tended to as Vineyard Manager of Michael David Winery.
A glimpse into Michael and David’s cabinet of curiosities, we invite you to unpack the mystery and complexities of our Sixth Sense Syrah. Deep violet in hue, aromas of black cherry laced with tobacco and toasted baguette fill the nose. Full bodied flavours of plum, espresso and clove carry the wine through a lingering, oak-inspired finish.