Anderson Valley tasting Group: CA Syrah

Breggo Cellars

Tasted February 10, 2012 by xtrmjoe with 460 views

Flight 1 (16 notes)

Red
2006 Nickel & Nickel Syrah Darien Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
87 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. dark fruit, chocolate, plum, big tannins
Red
2007 Husch Vineyards Syrah USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. vanilla, dark fruit, little heat on the finish, still kind of tight needs more time.
Red
1999 Eaglepoint Ranch Winery Syrah USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. dark fruit, earth,and a little va poke thru. Older wine sealed under plastic cork, pretty at first.
Red
2005 Arcadian Syrah Westerly Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
90 points
My system (nose mouth finish) /+/, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Bright fruit, some tannin/stem, spice. I brought this one my #3, Group #4 WOTN.
Red
1999 Dehlinger Syrah USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
90 points
My system (nose mouth finish) /+/, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Little big of good funk, great food wine, black licorice, drink now. My #4, Group #1 WOTN
Red
1997 Dehlinger Syrah Goldridge USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
87 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. violets, pepper, Asian spices, big tannin touch of heat.
Red
2001 Two Hands Shiraz Lily's Garden Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
87 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Rich dark deep, some tannin/stems, minty herbal.
Red
2005 Bink Wines Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Dark dusty tannin, high acid and alc.
Red
2004 Meyer Family Cellars Syrah USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Ripe dark berries, HT oak vanilla/dill, lil heat.
Red
2007 Lynmar Estate Syrah Sonoma County USA, California, Sonoma County
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Smoky toasty oak, mineral, chalky tannin, little heat.
Red
2008 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
87 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Not showing a whole lot at first, needs more time. Earth, black pepper.
Red
2005 Joseph Swan Vineyards Syrah Trenton Estate USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
90 points
My system (nose mouth finish) /+/, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Clean bright fruit, spices, soft supple tannin. I brought this. My #2, Group #3
Red
2007 Robert Keenan Winery Syrah USA, California, Napa Valley
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Little bit of funk, lilac and tannin in mouth, lil heat.
Red
2008 Heller-McCallister Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
92 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ++/, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Blueberry, Violets, pepper, stems, touch of good funk. Great food wine. My #1, group #2. this was a barrel of wine made by friends in the industry up here.
Red
2009 Claiborne and Churchill Syrah Edna Valley USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley
87 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Blue berry, violets, ripe fruit.
Red
2007 Peterson Winery Syrah Gravity Flow Block Bradford Mountain Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
86 points
My system (nose mouth finish) ///, Tasted blind in a flight of 16. Ripe big, vanilla, lil heat.
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