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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top American Syrah’s Of 2010

 

 

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Bradford Mountain Winery-Grist Vineyard-Syrah-Dry Creek Valley-California-2005-$19.88-A nose of dark fruit, dark amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Syrah, black berries, currants, some pepper, a little earthy, was good not great.               WS-88               WE-87                CR-87           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Adobe Road Winery-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2005-$18.88-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Plum, black cherry,  a bit hot but not distracting, full bodied, with spice and earth on finish.                    WS-92                CR-89                 Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Sarah’s Vineyards-Besson Vineyard-Syrah-Santa Clara Valley-California-2005-$17.77-A very interesting nose of spice and currants, big and bold, dark purple in color. A delicious Syrah, big, smooth,  black currants, black cherries, a very complex wine with a long finish.   Second time I have tried in the last few months, a very good wine.                  RP-90                 CR-92                Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Charles Smith Wines-Boom Boom!-Syrah-Mattawa-Washington State-2007-$13.98-A big nose of dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A big mouth feel, full bodied, blueberry, blackberry, spices that end in a long finish.  Very interesting label.                  WS-89               CR-88           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

D’Avino Vineyard-Sequum-Syrah-Kidd Ranch-Napa Valley-California-2006-$35.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A smooth big bodied Syrah, blackberry, black cherries, spice, got better as it opened.                  NR                 CR-90                Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Novelty Hill Winery-Syrah-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2005-$15.55-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Black and blue berries, some pepper, licorice, more medium bodied, good finish, good not great.                    RP-89                WS-89                WE-91             CR-88                Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.

Zaca Mesa Winery-Syrah-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2005-$21.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A smooth, full bodied red, blueberry, blackberry, spice, pepper with a good finish, a solid wine.                 WS-92                WE-90               CR-90                 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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