2007 Landmark Syrah "Steel Plow," Kivelstadt Family Vineyard
Sonoma Valley, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.6%
Price at time of purchase: $30.00 (from Winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

Excellent Syrah, though it strikes me as a little less rich and complete than the wonderful 2006. When younger, this wine showed earthy dark berry fruit and a nice blast of ground black pepper in the nose and flavors. Tasted at age 5, it's now fully mature - nicely balanced, medium-bodied, with good, deep blackberry/currant fruit, some floral aromas, and a definite roasted meat character. The energy level and peppery notes are now more constrained, but this is still a delicious Syrah that will hang in there for a few more years. - HK 2012-07-05


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