2008 Russian Hill Syrah Top Block
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.6%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (from winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

This is an excellent Syrah, fully open and enjoyable at age 7. Fairly rich mouth feel, smooth and soft, but a tad lacking in grip and depth compared to the 2006 tried a year or so ago. Aromas and flavors almost like a Bordeaux - dark berries, black plums (almost prunes), black currants, slight floral nuances, smoky spice. Nicely balanced, no sign of decline, but I'd drink this one sooner rather than later. - HK 2016-03-01


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