2006 Rudius Syrah


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • 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.

  • mjfaulkner wrote: (89 points)

    November 12, 2013 - Probably drinking at peak. Smooth, nearly fully integrated tannins. Black olive and bacon notes. Pretty light bodied for a Cali Syrah- definitely not a fruit bomb. Decent QPR

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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 200 (41%)
  • Consumed 286 (58%)

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