93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Inky purple. Pungent, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of blueberry and cassis, violet and black olive. Lush and expansive, offering palate-coating dark fruit liqueur flavors that are lifted by gentle acidity. Becomes sweeter and deeper with air and finishes with chewy tannins and a lingering smokiness. This wine is a baby.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
96 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 ...
Read More »
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...
Read More »