2004 Martinelli Syrah "Terra Felice"
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $45.00 (from winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

The baby fat has melted off this excellent Syrah, which came across in this tasting as virile and nicely structured. It seems to be at its full maturity, the bright fruit of its youth now mellower and deeper. Rhone-like flavors of black raspberry, dried herbs, and olives. Very nicely balanced at this point, with no assertive tannic bite. Tasty wine that leans away from the opulence so often found in Martinelli reds. - HK 2012-11-28


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