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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 16 
TypeRed
ProducerLagier Meredith (web)
VarietySyrah
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationMt. Veeder

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2016 (based on 21 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Lagier Meredith Syrah Mount Veeder on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.5 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 153 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by jcha24 on 6/29/2015: disappointed....something seemed off about this bottle like it was oxidized or something....very little nose. hoping for better with my next bottle. (177 views)
 Tasted by Pinotfanbg on 11/22/2014: Dark ruby color, but translucent rather than inky. This is evolving in the glass - revealing scents of white pepper, meat, mineral, earth, cinnamon spice and plummy blue fruit. On the palate, this is still a bit tight showing black raspberry fruit, earth and good structure with acidity, earth, chalky minerals and significant grip on the finish. Just a baby at nine years old. This should improve and unwind with more time in a cool cellar. (1574 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 9/27/2014 & rated 91 points: Women in Wine - Mike G and Nola visit Cleveland; 9/27/2014-9/29/2014 (A Restaurant on Lee Road): I tried to wait on this to allow it as much air as possible. The nose has blueberries and black raspberries with a bit of pepper. Some coffee notes as well. On the palate, nice acidity. Good fruit. Still young, but starting to unwind. Medium tannins. These wines need time. (1986 views)
 Tasted by David_T on 9/26/2014 & rated 92 points: Structured and complex. Red raspberries/blackberries, red/black cherries and an herbal note. Everything is well integrated. Drinking great now but should last a long time. (1485 views)
 Tasted by LARich on 9/24/2014 & rated 90 points: First day was unimpressive, with no real character, but on day 2 was much better. (1742 views)
 Tasted by texaswinelover on 7/26/2014: I don't think I enjoyed this bottle as much as others. Seemed very primary, grapey, almost touch of heat. Appreciate the med-full body and balance of acidity. (1955 views)
 Tasted by Rich S on 6/8/2014 & rated 92 points: Decanted for sediment. Dark purple color. Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose along with white pepper, bacon fat, and some floral notes. Great syrah nose. Blueberries with smoke and a bit more bacon on the palate with some charred oak and vanilla coming through on the finish. Medium+ acid, medium tannin, smooth mouthfeel and finish. I think this wine is in a great spot right now. Amazing pairing with grilled leg of lamb. (1541 views)
 Tasted by dsgris on 6/4/2014 & rated 92 points: Inky dark purple, lilacs on the nose. Dry with lovely tart tannins, medium fruit with acid that hits the back of the throat. Cherries and blackberries with ferns and mushrooms. Great balance with an acid emphasis on the PnP, 91 pts. I love the acid profile that balances the bold fruit. Looking forward to tomorrow night. Not much change from last night which indicates this is as good as it's going to be. With the strong acid, it should hold for awhile. (1473 views)
 Tasted by LIBERO on 5/20/2014 & rated 92 points: This 9 years old bottle has a dark red Bordeaux color, powerful taste, red berries taste and soft tannins. It paired very well with grilled beef. (1427 views)
 Tasted by GoBlue2002 on 5/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Intensely aromatic, with aromas of white pepper and dried red fruit.
Unfortunately the flavors lag behind the nose. Pleasant full mouthfeel leads to a dry flat finish. I enjoyed this more than my wife. Disappointing given the price and reviews; however, those who prefer French syrah over Californian should enjoy this. (1354 views)
 Tasted by blakel on 4/15/2014 & rated 91 points: A lovely balanced syrah with rich dark fruit and a distinct top note of violets and roses. Very subtle secondary note of menthol and saline/olives. Not a tremendous value at $40, but distinctive, refined. Delicious. (1365 views)
 Tasted by Mootsie on 4/12/2014 & rated 91 points: Deep, earth, pepper and dark fruit. Sweetens a bit with time. Lots of acidic "pop" which I like. Not the most complex wine that I have had, but certainly enjoyable and well crafted. (952 views)
 Tasted by Brownvino on 3/28/2014 & rated 90 points: Decanted for an hour. May have waited a little too long on this one. The fruit is faint, but it still has a smooth taste. Nothing extraordinary. (1150 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 3/12/2014 & rated 93 points: Blackberry and black cherry compote, chocolate, and minty herbs on the nose with a distinct meaty, almost foie-like note. Full-bodied palate, but not heavy. Great acidity. (1226 views)
 Tasted by Tarpon222 on 3/7/2014 & rated 91 points: Very enjoyable, balanced and I believe it will continue to evolve. (1223 views)
 Tasted by DSimmons on 2/7/2014 & rated 91 points: Very nice syrah in a good place right now. Delicious wine and consistently good from year to year. (1376 views)
 Tasted by LIBERO on 1/14/2014 & rated 92 points: This bottle of Largier Meredith Syrah, 2005, has a dark red color, and I am waiting for decanting for over an hour...off course tasting meanwhile...we are pairing with grilled lamb...More notes to come.. (1549 views)
 Tasted by MLipton on 1/8/2014: Surprisingly lush and primary, this wine showed its California character in spades. Not gloopy or OTT in any way, but definitely on the big side for Syrah, it had enough acidity to go well with the food. I'll keep my hands off my other bottle for a few more years, though, in hopes that it'll develop more tertiary character. (1347 views)
 Tasted by lkatz on 12/15/2013 & rated 90 points: very nicely balanced good drinker, did not decant, but everyone enjoyed my last two bottles....but then they didn't have to pay for them! (1312 views)
 Tasted by btock on 12/13/2013 flawed bottle: corked (1183 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 11/26/2013 & rated 90 points: Very well made Syrah. There's lots of dark fruit, as well as herbs, earth and a bit of a briny/salty element. Good balance and a long, fruity finish. No hurry to drink this up, but it is in a nice place now. (1489 views)
 Tasted by iamandyc on 11/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Aged well. Still very muscular with deep, dark fruit. Big flavor but not juicy or flabby. Long finish. (1198 views)
 Tasted by MayValley on 11/9/2013 & rated 92 points: The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Black currant (cassis), Red Currant, and Forest floor. It tastes like Black Pepper, and Black currant (cassis). The body is Medium. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium. (1204 views)
 Tasted by Mr T on 10/13/2013: still a lot of tannin here....good fruit with elements of olive and meat/iron (1129 views)
 Tasted by bluethunder on 10/13/2013 & rated 90 points: Garnet red with cherries, spice and soil. Smooth with mild tannins. (1227 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
i-WineReview.com, Report 12: California Syrah II (6/1/2008)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/17/2011)
(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Opaque purple red violet color; lovely, lifted, green herb, tart berry, blackberry, tar, mineral, graphite palate; medium-plus finish  93 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (4/21/2011)
(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Roasted plum nose; tasty, mature, tart plum, green herb, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points  93 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (8/12/2009)
(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Dark red violet color; black fruit, tar, herbaceous nose; tart black fruit, herbaceous, charcoal, olive palate with depth, but tight yet; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (2nd WOTF)  92 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (8/25/2008)
(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Remarkably smooth black fruit palate, deep; long finish  95 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (5/30/2008)
(Lagier Meredith Syrah) Dark cherry red color; menthol, green bean nose; concentrated tart black fruit, green notes, pepper; long finish  94 points
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