| 2003 Hamel Wines Syrah Timbervine Ranch|
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
Price at time of purchase: $20.00 (Winery)
Principal varietal(s): Syrah
Nicely balanced, tightly structured Syrah that's coming out of its shell at age 8. From a vineyard 700+ feet above Westside Road on the Russian River, this wine displays seriously earthy flavors and textures along with deep raspberry fruit flavors, cedar, and subdued floral notes. Not a simple or in-your-face fruit bomb, but subtle, complex, and Euro-styled. - HK 2011-07-08
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