2011 Edmunds St. John Syrah Fenaughty Vineyard El Dorado County
Producer: Edmunds St. John Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Syrah/Shiraz Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: El Dorado
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Bright ruby. A seductively perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, boysenberry, olive and violet. Sappy dark berry flavors display good depth and appealing sweetness, with a peppery nuance adding back-end cut. Fine-grained tannins shape the long, smoke- and spice-accented finish, which leaves a sexy floral note in its wake. (JR)
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