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2004 Havens Wine Cellars Syrah Napa Valley
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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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2004 Havens Wine Cellars Syrah Napa Valley

Producer: Havens Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007

($30) Bright ruby-red. Explosively aromatic nose dominated by raspberry and flowers. Sweet and juicy, with fruit-dominated flavors offering lovely lift. Quite bright and primary for 2004. The wine's firm tannins call for a couple years of cellaring. This has turned out very well.

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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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