90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
(raised in older barriques): Opaque ruby. Intense dark berry preserve and olive aromas, complicated by suave floral and spice notes. Fleshy, expansive blueberry and boysenberry flavors show very good energy and a seamless texture. Pure and refreshing syrah with solid finishing punch, sneaky depth and lingering spiciness. This wine shows more than a little of its Jamet lineage.
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 »
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