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1999 Arrowood Saralees's Vineyard Syrah

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...explosive aromatic profile offers up scents of smoke, charcoal, cassis liqueur, and honeysuckle. The wine is deep and plump with low acidity and abundant tannin in the firmly structured finish... ...serious Syrah...

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.