89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2007
Deep ruby. Intensely floral bouquet offers bright cherry, blackberry, candied violet and exotic spices. Firmly structured, juicy and sweet, with powerful cherry and dark berry flavors and late-arriving notes of minerals and fresh meat. No excess weight or hardness here.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
88-90 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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