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Community Tasting Notes (15) Avg Score: 90.7 points

  • Well balanced with fresh dark red fruit flavor; moderate complexity and finish.

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  • This is in a great place right now. Black cherry and violets with a bit of white pepper. Don't see this getting any better, but probably will hold for some time.

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  • This Syrah's nose exhibits suggestions that this will be a very Rhone-styled red, with dark fruits, stones and minerals, earth, and hints of oak and spices. The wine's bouquet foreshadows a Syrah that will not be a typically overripe, jammy, high-alcohol California Syrah but one that will be well balanced. Let's see..........

    Sure enough, the bouquet was an excellent precursor to how the wine would taste. This is a rich, creamy, spicy Rhone-ish Syrah with dark fruit (plums, blackberries, and black cherries), sweet, creamy oak and tannins, fantastic minerality, barrels of spices (black pepper, thyme, Herbs de Provence, and rosemary), all supported with truck loads of earthy deliciousness that allows Rosella's Vineyard's terrior to shine brightly. The Santa Lucia Highlands is part of the Monterey AVA, which is much cooler than Napa and some of California's warmer AVAs (think of the east side of Paso Robles), which partly explains why this isn't an overripe California Fruit Bomb (CFB).

    This is a full-bodied, rich, creamy, deliciously well-balanced Syrah with a deep flavor profile and a long, lingering finish. As I've alluded to several times already, this is not your typical CFB; this is a beautifully well-crafted, sublime, minerally, rich, delicious cool weather Syrah. It's not too sweet, it has wonderful spicy and mineral elements that gorgeously complement the dark fruit profile, and it's smooth and well-balanced. And at only $23, it's one of California's best bargains. If we had the room and the money, I would have loved to bring home 10 to 20 cases of this lovely beauty!

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  • More of a northern Rhone style than a California style. One of the better California Syrahs at this price point.

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  • Berries, cherries, pepper, excellent color, great with bar b-q

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