2005 Russian River Valley Syrah
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Tremendous fresh herbal and minty wintergreen aromas burst out of the glass. This concentrated, deep purple Syrah is unique and differs from most California fruit-bomb-style Syrahs and is reflective of its rustic terroir. It has a substantial old-vine character, effortlessly blending chocolate, anise/fennel, and spice with notes of blackberry and black currant, all framed by vanilla notes from new American oak. As the taste lingers … and lingers, you will think to yourself, "Wow, that's a fantastic wine!" It is scrumptious now and will reveal many surprises with some bottle age. Enjoy this full-bodied Syrah with a juicy rack of lamb or New York steak!
Style: Full, Bold