91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2006
($80) Dark ruby. Intensely floral and juicy on the nose, with pungent notes of bitter cherry, rose and lavender. Energetic and juicy in the mouth, with blackberry, cherry cola and iron flavors building and expanding into the long finish, which features firm structure and impressive power.
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About the Rhone Valley
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ...
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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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