2006 Rudius Syrah


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • hanasowner wrote: (92 points)

    November 22, 2014 - Popped and poured...inviting nose of burnt meat and red fruit...pleasant mouthfeel...fully integrated with no noticeable tannins...finish on the short side, but tough to find any complaints as it paired well with the spicy better over the course of perhaps an hour.

  • ljl203 wrote: (92 points)

    March 17, 2014 - Really impressed. Consistent with last notes. Black olives, bacon cherry notes with a lingering finish, slight tar and mint. Seamless!

  • caeleric/cae_cpa Likes this wine:

    January 18, 2014 - this has always been such a special wine, and this wine showed probably the best yet. meaty, earthy, yet balanced juicy black and red fruits without being overly ripe. I think this could go another 5 years, no problem. beautifully nuanced, beautifully textured. a home run. if scoring, 94.

  • Meerlust wrote: (92 points)

    December 25, 2013 - Dark purple color seems younger than 7 years old. Hugely impressive nose of olives and smoked meat to pair with plums and ash. The palate is classic cool climate syrah with olives, smoke, smoked meat, ash, pepper, plums, and blueberry. The acidity is high in this medium-bodied wine, and that creates an energy that carries to the palate. The finish is long and stacked with smoke and dark fruit. Overall, this was a wine I really enjoyed because it is packed with my favorite syrah characteristics - smoke, roasted meat, and ash. Great wine.

  • ljl203 wrote:

    December 1, 2013 - Beautifully integrated. Will echo mjfaulkner: Olive, bacon notes on dried cherries.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, Issue #144 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rudius
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 196 (40%)
  • Consumed 290 (59%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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