89 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2008
($75) Bright ruby. Vibrant raspberry and candied cherry on the nose, with incense and baking spices adding complexity. Silky red fruit flavors gain weight with air, picking up notes of bitter chocolate and licorice. Brisk and sweet on the finish, which echoes the succulent raspberry quality. The tannins are very nicely absorbed here.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
88 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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