2007 Shane Syrah The Unknown


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.8 34 reviews
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • cobbpa Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 30, 2020 - Very nice. After a couple hours of bottle air, it leads with nice dark & blue fruit and a touch of black pepper. Med+ body, a nice balance of fruit & structure with a good acid backbone. Probably to drink up soon, but has handled the '07 vintage well for its age.

  • redz wrote: 88 points

    January 3, 2018 - It was late in the night, pnp, so not quite fair review. Inoffensive, but I wasn't especially proud of pouring in on New Year's Eve.

  • Nanda wrote: 88 points

    December 4, 2016 - A nice restrained Syrah that brings cooler climate flavors with black fruit, herbs, pepper, smoked meat. Good concentration and low-to-medium intensity. Smooth, well balanced and very easy to drink. Very good.

  • TwoSmoochies wrote: 91 points

    February 16, 2016 - Definitely worth the wait

  • Rezy13 Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 10, 2014 - New World Blind Tasting Group $25+ (Bin 75): Black opaque core with thin dark purple rim; black olive, new French oak, violets, black pepper, tar; bigger wine, leather, menthol, dark berry, some astringency from the tannin, plush in the middle, very Northern Rhone-ish, powerful, served a little chilled which I think helped along with a 1-2 hour decant; could go many more years; really good stuff and WOTN.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Rhone Rangers of California, Issue #2, 1/11/2009 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/22/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Shane Syrah The Unknown) Opaque black red violet color; intriguing black fruit, smoke, charcoal nose; tart, tight, black fruit, graphite, charcoal palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/22/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Shane Syrah The Unknown) Dark red violet color; solid black fruit and light smoke nose; tasty, tart black fruit, tart berry and mineral palate with depth; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (50% whole cluster)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shane
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation The Unknown
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 35 (22%)
  • Consumed 125 (78%)

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