93 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Saturated ruby. Black and blue fruits on the pungent, deeply pitched nose, along with complicating suggestions of licorice, black tea and mocha. Broad, palate-coating cassis and boysenberry flavors display a chewy texture and pick up a peppery quality on the back half. Shows a bright mineral note on the clinging finish.
94 Points | Wine Spectator
94 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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