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2002 Havens Wine Cellars Syrah Hudson Vineyard Carneros
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About Havens Wine Cellars

Prior to selling his winery, Michael Havens made Merlot in a distinctly Bordeaux style, with a restrained sweetness and notes of lead pencil, minerals, game and tobacco leaf. He was also a pioneer of California Syrah in a distinctly northern Rhône style, typically showing notes of dark fruits, black pepper and gunflint.

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2002 Havens Wine Cellars Syrah Hudson Vineyard Carneros

Producer: Havens Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2005

($45; T Block is noted on the back label) Deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and mocha. Dense, sappy and sweet, with black fruit, pepper, spicy oak and saline nuances. Very youthful, varietally accurate syrah. Finishes with firm tannins and a licorice flavor.

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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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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