2006 JC Cellars Syrah Haley's Reserve Rockpile Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Rockpile
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
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  • bjamesclark wrote: 92 points

    May 12, 2015 - allowed to decant for 2 hours.
    Meaty aromas with plum, blackberry, wild blueberry, leather, violets, with vanilla, oak, espresso, light baking spices and hints of tobacco and fig.
    On the palate the acidity is very alive, at a medium+ level. moderate tannins, and pure flavors of blackberry, wild blueberry and plum with notes of game meats, camphor, violets, vanilla and a touch of chocolate, earth and espresso.

  • cbbrown3 wrote: 94 points

    April 13, 2012 - From a bottle that had been opened about 4 hours. Deep, dark maroon color. Big nose with blackberries, smoked meat, black pepper, cherries, baking spices, and hints of vanilla and violets. Full bodied with solid, ripe tannins and good acidity. Massive on the palate, full of spicy fruit with just bit of earthiness, but the good acidity hold everything together very nicely. Long spicy finish. This is drinking wonderfully but there is no hurry on this wine.

  • BizzyCouple wrote: 92 points

    February 21, 2012 - Fantastic bottle of wine! Opened it for a glass, and ended up drinking the whole bottle!

  • mprachar wrote: 93 points

    October 27, 2011 - Always Phenomenal...

  • cbbrown3 wrote: 94 points

    September 13, 2011 - Decanted about an hour. Deep, dark, inky maroon color. Bold nose with blackberries, cherries, licorice, pencil shavings, smoke, white pepper, baking spices and fresh violets with just a hint of vanilla. Full bodied with solid, ripe tannins and good acidity. The spicy, full throttle fruit and spice immediately flood the palate. Long finish with smoky, peppery, chocolately berries. Intense but does not step over the line. Outstanding!

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

    (JC Cellars Syrah Haley's Reserve Rockpile Vineyard Rockpile) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer JC Cellars
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Haley's Reserve
  • Vineyard Rockpile Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Rockpile

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 28 (33%)
  • Consumed 58 (67%)

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