| 1996 Dehlinger Syrah Goldridge Vineyard|
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 89
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Library wine)
Principal varietal(s): Syrah
Another excellent Syrah from Dehlinger, though just a step down the ladder from the superb '96 Estate Syrah. Still possesses an opaque youthful purple color at age 7, with an appealing blackberry, blueberry, dark currant, and spice nose, teeth-staining flavor density, long berry-infused finish. Delicious, meaty Syrah that's at its peak right now. - HK 2003-04-14
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