Red

2005 Lagier Meredith Syrah

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Mt. Veeder
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • Pinotfanbg Likes this wine:

    November 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.

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (91 points)

    September 27, 2014 - 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.

  • David_T wrote: (92 points)

    September 26, 2014 - 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.

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  • LARich wrote: (90 points)

    September 24, 2014 - First day was unimpressive, with no real character, but on day 2 was much better.

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  • texaswinelover wrote:

    July 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.

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  • Report 12: California Syrah II, 6/1/2008 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/17/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Lagier Meredith Syrah) Opaque purple red violet color; lovely, lifted, green herb, tart berry, blackberry, tar, mineral, graphite palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/21/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Lagier Meredith Syrah) Roasted plum nose; tasty, mature, tart plum, green herb, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2009 (link) 92 points

    (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)

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Lagier Meredith Syrah) Remarkably smooth black fruit palate, deep; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Lagier Meredith Syrah) Dark cherry red color; menthol, green bean nose; concentrated tart black fruit, green notes, pepper; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lagier Meredith
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Mt. Veeder

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 642 (55%)
  • Consumed 520 (44%)

Food Pairing

salad with asparagus and blue cheese dressing, steak

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  21 votes