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Categorized | California, Red Wine, Rose



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Caldwell Vineyards-Varietal Collection-Syrah Rose-Napa Valley-California-2009-$25.00-A sweet nose of bright fruit, beautiful light rose color.   I am not a Rose fan……now I am, at least for this one.  Fresh strawberry, cherry, plum and cinnamon with the perfect acidity, flat out delicious.  This was Caldwell’s first Rose, hard to top perfection, perfect for summer.  I visited with John and Joy Caldwell earlier this year, great people, a must visit if your are visiting Napa.           NR           CR-4.5-5          Good with seafood, cheese, salads.

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Mendocino Farms-Fairbairn Ranch-Syrah-Ukiah-California-2005-$20.80-A nose of dark fruit, dark purple in color.  Black currants, blackberries, plum with controlled oak, found it a bit gritty, something missing, not bad but not what I expect from a Syrah from this area.         NR            CR-3.5             Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

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