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2006 Derenoncourt Carneros Syrah

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December 8, 2019 - $31

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RATINGS

92Stephen Tanzer

Varietally expressive aromas of bacon fat, graphite, hickory smoke and pepper. Chewy and tactile but not at all overly sweet, nicely combining a saline nuance with subtle fruit and spice notes. In a rather restrained, Old World style,

90Wine Spectator

Straddling the line between road tar, spice and dried berry fruit, this is an intense, tight and concentrated red, full-bodied and dense. A young, compact wine that has a firm backbone and a pleasant earthiness.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.

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.