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2006 Rudius Syrah
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Community Tasting Notes 60
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.
stconner wrote: (90 points)
March 7, 2015 - Decanted it over a 6-7 hour time period. The color was very dark. At the beginning it had a very big "meaty" taste on the mid-palate, but over time that diminished and it just became a decent typical syrah tasting wine. It had a little finish, but overall kind of a boring wine.
galewskj wrote: (86 points)
February 16, 2015 - Decanted half the bottle for about an hour and consumed over 3 hours. Finished the rest of the bottle on days 2 and 3.
The nose is a wonderful combination of smoke, meat, olive, dark fruit, tar, earth and a little mint. There's more in the background of the nose, and it changes with each sniff.
Unfortunately, the palate is mostly alcohol and medicinal flavor. A tiny bit of darkish fruit, but the midpalate is completely hollow and the finish sails on with floor cleaner and alcohol. Yuck. It's amazing that the nose is very complex and a real treat, yet the palate is completely out of whack.
If the nose was not so amazing, I would think it might be flawed.
Day 2 and 3, the wine just faded away. On day 2, the nose was not as complex or intriguing, and the palate was less flavorful/offensive. Day 3 it had faded to a very simple wine.
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 salad...got better over the course of perhaps an hour.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)
(Rudius Wines Syrah Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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 4 (1%)
- In Cellars 183 (37%)
- Consumed 305 (62%)