2007 Bella Syrah Lily Hill Estate
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 91

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): 83% Syrah, 17% Grenache

I often find Bella wines too dry and austere, but when they hit the richness sweet spot they can be superb. This Syrah certainly is. Drinking magnificently at age 7. Mouth-coating flavors of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, vanilla, barbecue smoke, with a hint of floral perfume and oaky spice in the background. Seamless throughout, velvety textured but with solid tannic structure; beautifully balanced and pure. Rich, complex, but without heaviness. - HK 2014-08-10

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