91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
Vivid ruby. High-pitched, peppery aromas of black raspberry and cherry, with notes of licorice and violet adding complexity. A sappy, seamless midweight that offers lively dark berry flavors and a hint of candied flowers. The finish offers very good racy cut and lingering juiciness. This drinks quite well now.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
87 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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