Wine Wednesday: Daniel, 2012 Soberanes Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands


As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has boasted an exclusively Rhône-alone” wine list.

We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.

In honor of “Wine Wednesday,” a little about one of our beloved Rhône producers –

This week: Daniel, 2012 Soberanes Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands

About the winemaker: Daniel Fitgerald

Brack Mountain’s founding Winemaker, Dan Fitzgerald is committed to making elegant, age-worthy wines that reflect the specific site, season and source of their origin. Dan’s deep appreciation for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, coupled with a life-long love of open spaces, are the root of his attraction to both vineyard and cellar. An artist by nature, Dan’s innate curiosity drives his passion for winemaking, which is fueled by his fierce work ethic.


Tasting Notes:

DANIEL Fitzgerald is the name, strong and spicy Syrah is his game. Fruit’s from the sunny, windy, moderate climate Santa Lucia Highlands region, where Syrah comes out deep and “wild.” Smell and taste blueberry liqueur, black pepper, espresso, smoked NY strip steak, black currants, cocoa, black olive.


At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Daniel, 2012 Soberanes Syrah, with steak frites (6-ounce flat iron steak, frites, roasted garlic & herb butter), Sonoma mountain beef burger (grilled onions, house-made pickles, frites), soft cheeses.

At home try it with smoked prime rib, whipped potatoes with gravy, and sauteed green beans.


(Thirsty? Shop Daniel, 2012 Soberanes Syrah, here, or book your next reservation at the girl & the fig!)

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