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2006 Rudius Syrah
- Sonoma County
- Russian River Valley
Community Tasting Notes 63
Meerlust wrote: (91 points)
January 9, 2016 - Still dark purple color. The nose explodes from the glass with blackberry, herbs, meaty notes, and a floral component. The palate is still youthful with rich blackberry, violets, meat, and spicy pepper notes on the finish. There is great vibrancy in this medium-bodied wine, and the acidity balances the fruit while the integrated tannins provide follow through. Overall, this was quite a lovely wine that paired beautifully with homemade split pea soup, various cheeses, and biscuits. Glad I have one more left.
Whine-Oh Likes this wine: (92 points)
September 19, 2015 - P n P. Nose opened as night wore on very pretty petite floral, smokey n earthy. Min sed. Soft red fruits up front. Some spice and smoke on palate. No flaws. Resolved tannins still gave structure on back end. Held up wel to Burg Tri Tip and grilled Asian marinated sockeye salmon. Yummy night! Thanks Jeff for another tasty wine.
cobbpa wrote: (89 points)
September 4, 2015 - Big but ok. Took as an after dinner "cocktail wine". Holds the big alcohol pretty well...black cherry & blackberry tones with a tinge of rusticity to it. Great texture, notable oak/chocolate. Still rich enough on the finish to mostly hold alcohol in check but drink in the next couple years
DTWOB Likes this wine: (91 points)
June 6, 2015 - Popped, filter decanted with significant sediment. Well crafted and ready to drink NOW. Deep, dense dark color with a tinge of brickish halo. Heavy bodied, fruit forward wine with light tannins. Nice complexity, very interesting wine.... the only flaw here is a less then impressive backbone.
jhemming Likes this wine: (90 points)
May 13, 2015 - Tons of smoke and savory notes upon opening, that give way to dark red fruits, olive and cracked pepper. Minimal tannins. Smooth finish.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)
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- 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
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 159 (33%)
- Consumed 324 (67%)