2003 Old World Winery Syrah "Rockin' R Ranch"
Mendocino, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.1%
Price at time of purchase: $23.00 (from Winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

A terrific debut Syrah from winemaker Darek Trowbridge. Similar in style to a fleshy Australian Shiraz, this wine provides ripe, chewy dark raspberry and blueberry fruit, lots of spicy sweet oak, and a classic roasted-meat like character underneath. Forward fruit aromas, impeccable balance, and seamless mouth-feel, with some muscular tannin in the finish that suggests further development. Fairly priced for the quality. - WB team 2006-03-11


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