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2008 Tua Rita Syrah Toscana Rosso
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2010

($225; 100% syrah) Glass-staining ruby. Red berry, coffee, olive and cherry pie aromas are lifted by a fresh violet note. Deep, chewy red cherry and cassis flavors are complicated by cracked black pepper and flowers. Finishes pure and long, with a much more refined quality than the '07; but this is less obviously syrah in character than that wine.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Syrah

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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