2007 Lagier Meredith Vineyard Syrah Mount Veeder Napa Valley
Producer: Lagier Meredith Vineyard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Deep ruby. Crushed blueberry, plum and pepper on the nose, along with a tarry suggestion of creosote. Then rich, deep and large-scaled on the palate, offering more texture and depth than the 2008 but less complexity and lift today to its black fruit and incense flavors. Plenty of palate-coating fruit to buffer the tannins. Even more backward than the 2008.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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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