2002 Venge Vineyards Syrah Family Reserve


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
Drink between 2005 - 2008 (Edit)
CT91 12 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 3, 2019 - At first, the '02 Syrah Family Reserve was intensely fruity, showing a mix of black and blueberries with sweet baking spices, yet after an hour in decant, things really started to get interesting. Here I found depths of dark black fruits, notes of sweet tobacco, lavender, smoked meats, hints of white pepper, and black tea. On the palate, velvety textures coated the senses, offset by tart black fruit, savory spice and vibrant acids, as liquid purple florals fleshed out toward the finale. There was a gorgeous tart twang of residual dark fruits, black tea and spice on the finish, which remained remarkably fresh and lively throughout. I can't help but feel that further decanting may bring out even more details.

  • davidcbaker Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 22, 2013 - OMG - outstanding. Expected this to be over the hill. Dark berry flavors, that kept changing as it rolled around in my mouth. Glad I kept it around this long.

  • jtcoolaidman wrote: 92 points

    December 31, 2012 - Awesome. Perfect way to start the evening.

  • kirschke wrote: 92 points

    May 6, 2012 - If you love glycerin, this is your wine. Lush fruit, silky going down and just an awesome finish.

  • RPerro wrote: 91 points

    December 2, 2010 - Big and lush, mouthcoating blackberry fruit, and a nice chocolate-mocha finish. Consistent with prior notes.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Venge Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Family Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation San Francisco Bay

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (37%)
  • Consumed 55 (63%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

blackened ribeyes, lamb chops

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