2009 Ty Caton Syrah Ballfield Caton Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • HWgeek wrote: 86 points

    November 3, 2018 - This bottle was a bit better. Was seeing some of the dark fruits and leather and plum. Reasonable intergration on the palate, but just not a show stopping wow type of wine. Not hot, alcohol seems to have balanced out reasonably, no major flavor profiles on the palate however, some berry fruits, thin mid palate strong tartness at finish. Thankfully only have a few bottles left. Probably will give to folks who think wine is "red". This particular bottling falls into the same catagory as yellow tail, bota box etc.

  • HWgeek wrote: 86 points

    January 6, 2018 - Hmm, not sure if this is past its prime, or I am missing something here. Tried both a few sips when first opened and poured and then waited 30 minutes and tried again. Wasn't getting much on the nose for aroma's overall, maybe a little eucalyptus, and some dark plum, but it was subtle. Palate was decent middle of the road, again some plum, no oak, a hint of leather, but neither outstanding nor abysmal, just an everyday pnp wine. Finish was slightly tannic/tart.
    Tried again the second day, didn't note any real differences. Not what expect from a Caton wine, but based on some research this is more of a drink now wine, not a hold wine. Didn't find any notes of berries/currant/chocolate (from other web reviews) Might be past its prime.

  • rjquillin Does not like this wine:

    July 23, 2017 - Not bad, just not to my liking for no specific reason.

  • aces219 Does not like this wine: 84 points

    February 19, 2017 - I don't really understand this wine. Brooding dark-fruit nose and initial taste, quickly followed by a thin mid-palate and finish. It is tart and tannic and I keep waiting for the finish to come around, but so far it hasn't. Disappointing.

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 6, 2015 - Smooth, black fruits, but they turn a bit thin at mid palate. Very well balanced with modest sweet Oak.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ty Caton
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Ballfield
  • Vineyard Caton Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley
  • UPC Code 854801000826

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 42 (26%)
  • Consumed 117 (73%)

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