2005 Spencer Roloson Syrah Madder Lake Vineyard, Clear Lake
90 points: Robert Parker/Wine Advocate; Flavors of crushed blue-black fruit
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Big, dark and gripping, this wine has pure fruit essence in the nose combined with crushed stone and garrigue notes that reach out and shake you!! High toned blue-blackberry fruit are supported by plush mouth presence and a long pure finish. All the usual suspects are present: crushed black fruit and sweet textured tannins support this ringer for Cornas. Enjoy!
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- Now and through 2015
The Madder Lake Vineyard is located directly north of Mount St. Helena in the northern reaches of the folded and craggy Mayacamas Range. Littered with truck-sized boulders, stone and cobble of all sizes, this is a seriously steep and rocky vineyard with exceptional drainage and north/northwestern exposures. The proximity of Clear Lake and the orientation of the vineyard maximize the potential of this site.