89 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2008
($33) Ruby-red. Vibrant raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by rose, violet and subtle minerality. Sweet red berry flavors show impressive depth and clarity, with no hard edges. Gains energy on the finish, which leaves a strong strawberry flavor behind. This is already delicious.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Think of Crozes-Hermitage, which comes from a wide variety of vineyard sites north and south of Tain, as a junior version of Hermitage--with less concentration, character, and aging potential but at a fraction of the price.
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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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