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2002 Viader Vineyards & Winery Syrah Napa Valley
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About Viader Vineyards & Winery

Since she released her first vintage in 1989, Delia Viader's flagship Proprietary blend has been an elegant, juicy, harmonious midweight whose sizable Cabernet Franc component contributes blackberry and licorice elements and a pronounced violet character to the core of Cabernet Sauvignon. According to Viader, her success comes from the terroir—a sunny spot at the foot of Howell Mountain—but we know it helps to have a bright mind calling the shots too.

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2002 Viader Vineyards & Winery Syrah Napa Valley

Producer: Viader Vineyards & Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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86 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2005

($65) Medium red-ruby. Plum , game and smoky oak on the nose. Sweet, supple and vinous, with red fruit and game flavors of moderate ripeness and depth. An edge of acidity gives shape to the wine, but I'd like to have seen more del ineation and varietal character.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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12/10/2010
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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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