TN: 2021 Myriad Cellars Syrah Vivio (USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley)

2021 Myriad Cellars Syrah Vivio - USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley (8/16/2022)

A new vineyard for Myriad to supplant Halcón which was lost in the vineyard sale. This one is in Bennet Valley up off Grange Rd.

Opened Sunday evening, poured off a couple glasses and am revisiting on Tuesday evening. Crimson red/translucent purple, nose has a little barnyard funk and forest floor going on. Red tart plum and creamy blueberry up front, silky texture, this just glides across the tongue. Lots of new oak on this which is kinda new for Mike and Syrah and it definitely changes the profile a bit adding a mocha note. Right now this is a gulper with that silky fruit bolstered by fresh acidity and rounded off with a chalky finish. The 14.5abv is managed well here. Overall I’m really enjoying this, even on a 97° day.

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Having a Syrah on a hot August day is impressive, Brian! :berserker:

Sounds delicious. Do you know if Pax/etc kicked everyone out at Halcon after the purchase? It would make sense but quite a bummer.

My only sense of ‘pause’ with your note is ‘a little barnyard funk’ - hoping it does not increase over time. Was this just bottled or is it still in barrel?


It was just bottled, it’s a whiff of sulfur that I always relate to as barnyard. It blew off from the 1st night to the 3rd. I’ll guarantee there’s no brett in this facility.