Red

2008 Big Basin Vineyards Mandala

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2011 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • missionpk Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 4, 2014 - Was a bit worried about the heat after my last bottle and opened this a bit earlier than I otherwise would. Didn't really notice the heat this time. just some fun big fruit and well balanced acidity and tannins. Very tasty.

  • WineCenturyAZ Likes this wine: (89 points)

    November 28, 2014 - Inky almost black in the glass with ruby edges, aromatic nose of black fruits, anise, and wood, palate is fruit forward with black fruits, chocolate, Nice.

  • missionpk wrote: (88 points)

    August 27, 2014 - Big. A bit hot. If not for the spike of alc, would be quite balanced between acidity, fruit, and tannins.

  • Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 10, 2013 - Immensely enjoyable!

  • silton Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 16, 2012 - No formal notes. Presents like many Big Basin Syrahs, a well made blue fruit bomb with campfire and maple stylings.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 93 points

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/16/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Mandala) Dark maroon color; nice, roasted berry, blackberry, sweet smoke nose; tight, intense, ripe berry, ripe black plum, chocolate palate; long finish (Syrah with 8% Grenache and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/27/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Mandala) Rich black fruit, tar nose; rich, ripe black fruit, black plum palate; long finish 92+ points (Syrah with 8% Grenache and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Big Basin Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Mandala
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 73 (61%)
  • Consumed 46 (39%)

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