2005 Lagier Meredith Syrah


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Mt. Veeder
Drink between 2009 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 129

  • arthrovine wrote:

    March 5, 2017 - Beserker day purchase. Popped and poured. Followed over 4 hours. Last glass was the best.

    Lots of dark fruit, beautiful purple flowers - violets (gorgeous) on the nose. Palate showed good acidity. Not much secondary development at 11 years. Wine seemed thin with good acids. This is not a viscous mess at all. A little olive brine, peeking out here and there. I wanted more garrigue and dirty grill grates but that wasn't here. It did not have the tannin structure (but the acid was sufficient) to complement a Snake River Wagyu done simply. Nonetheless, this was a fine, satisfying wine that I would drink up within the next few years. I don't think longer term aging is likely to benefit and those great florals fade.

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  • ljones Likes this wine: (87 points)

    January 28, 2017 - 14.8 ABV. Lots of acidity, it dominates. Odd for that level of ABV. Didn't diminish over an hour.

  • thalver wrote:

    November 27, 2016 - Vinturied as I didn't have time for a proper decant. Quite aromatically expressive, Smooth, yet with sufficient structure to provide balance and cut. A much better showing than a bottle of this wine a few years ago. A nice combination of new and old world characteristics 92-3

  • thalver wrote:

    November 23, 2016 - Vinturied then poured about half an hour later. Smooth, well integrated, expressive nose. Some olive and old world syrah undertones. Much nicer than a bottle a couple years ago

  • jmw17 Likes this wine:

    November 4, 2016 - A bit of a mess on opening--thin and with a touch of cardboard and heat. I served a backup bottle with dinner and came back to it 3 hours later.

    The second go-round was a different story. Still relatively light bodied, but now seeming correct. Tart cherry, mint, and a waft of charcoal. Maybe a hint of heat and modest tannic structure. This reads to me like the anti-Cali Syrah; all mountain chill and herb.

    Give air and enjoy. If I had more of these, I'd have no hesitance to drink them now.

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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 20 (2%)
  • In Cellars 523 (41%)
  • Consumed 723 (57%)

Food Pairing

chocolate, Ribeye steak, salad with asparagus and blue cheese dressing, Sautéed crimini mushrooms, steak

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