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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 91.3 points

  • Deliciously balanced. A bit of pepperish bite at the finish but opened up nicely. Wish I had been more patient.

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  • Excellent wine. Well balanced.

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  • Exceptional! Deep color, nose of spice. Enjoyable, well-balanced bouquet highlighting oak, black pepper and blackberry. Long finish. Cheers!

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  • About two hour before leaving for The Coto Country Club for our first non-homecooked meal on Thanksgiving in a really long time, I searched the almost complete wine inventory for a nice Syrah. My first reaction was discovering how many nice bottles of Syrah we had. I chose the newly arrived 2010 Joseph Phelps Syrah. I opened and took a sip. Great color, almost a deep violet. Viscosity was silky but not chewy. Can’t say much else upon the quick sip. Once at the table it had opened and mellowed quite a bit. Very enjoyable. Similar characteristics to my wife’s CdPs. Plenty of ripe fruit feel and taste. Aroma was a tease and hard to nail down. I got earthy and bushy smells, but mostly the plate of good fruit feel. It went well with the bird, but especially with the pear sage mushroom dressing. I’ll admit I was hoping for a comparison to the magical Le Mistral and Du Vin Mistrals of years past, but this was a very good wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Syrah Hyde & Sons Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Syrah Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/3/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Joseph Phelps Syrah Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard) Very dark magenta color; appealing, tart black fruit, roasted black fruit, violets, roast coffee nose; tasty, ripe berry, blackberry, tart black fruit, light pepper, roast coffee, mineral palate; needs 2-plus years to integrate; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol) 92+ points

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