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2006 Clos Mimi Syrah Petite Rousse Paso Robles
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($25; 100% syrah) Deep ruby. Powerful, exotic scents of red and dark berry preserves, blood orange, underbrush, smoky herbs and black olive. Pungent, smoky raspberry and blackberry flavors stain the palate and supple tannins add support. The herbal and olive notes resonate on the long, smoky, deeply sweet finish. I suspect that this will be overly wild for some winos.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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