Producer: Bedrock Wine Company Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Syrah/Shiraz Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: North Coast
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(includes 5% viognier): Dark purple. Vibrant, spice-accented dark berry aromas show very good clarity and focus. Juicy, penetrating blackberry and bitter cherry flavors gain flesh with air and pick up a suave floral pastille nuance. Sweet and seamless on a finish that features soft tannins and a zesty, peppery kick. This wine delivers superb value.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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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