91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Deep ruby. Vibrant blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by Asian spice and candied floral nuances. Offers sweet dark berry and bitter cherry flavors enlivened by cracked pepper and candied violet. The long, chewy finish features fine-grained tannins, smoky minerality and a late peppery kick.
90 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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