| 2001 Rosenblum Syrah Hillside Vineyard|
Sonoma County, California
WB Rating: 87
Alcohol by volume: 15.3%
Price at time of purchase: $26.00 (from winery)
Principal varietal(s): Syrah
This wine uses a blend of grapes from the Rockpile Road (85%) and Rhodes (15%) vineyards. An excellent, rich wine, but to us not as compelling as some of the other Rosenblum Syrahs -- including the Abba Vineyard Syrah that's about half the price. The Hillside Syrah displays the usual (and remarkable) Rosenblum Syrah opacity, along with blackberry, kirsch, and black pepper aromas and flavors. Obviously young, this wine is still somewhat closed and we may find our rating stingy in a couple of years. - WB Team 2003-05-02
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