92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Glass-staining purple. Spicy, incisive aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola, licorice and black pepper.
Intensely flavored and lively, with black and blue fruit flavors brightened by
zesty minerals and spices. Firm and
focused on the long, intensely fruity finish, with fine-grained tannins adding grip and shape.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
92-94 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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