Wavelength's claim to fame lies in the unusual pairing of Syrah and Cabernet Franc – fifty/fifty. It is unlike any other wine that we make – or any other people make – that we know about. The cool climate of Sugarloaf Mountain coupled with deep aging in barrels produces a great wine.
Blend: 65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Franc
Deep, bright red-ruby. Cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice on the nose and palate. Sweet, pliant and nicely concentrated, but with its creamy texture balanced by ripe acidity. Rather bound-up on the back end, finishing with firm tannins and a slightly dry herbal element. Like the Against the Wine cabernet franc, this needs some time in bottle to gain in pliancy.
Described by Robert Parker as a 'visionary, self-styled revolutionary' and the 'English winemaking guru,' Jonathan Maltus cut his teeth in the fine wine business during the 'garage revolution' in Saint Emilion, France during the 1990's. Chateau Teyssier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Estate, has expanded from 14 to 125 acres, into one of the main players of Saint Emilion (capturing three 5 Stars from Decanter with the 2010 vintage – including its flagship wine, Le Dôme).