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2005 DuMOL Eddie’s Patch Syrah, 3.0ltr

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August 19, 2012 - $220

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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

This riveting Syrah is rich, intense and focused, with tiers of flavor built around a generous core of spicy wild berry, black cherry, pepper and beef notes. The flavors weave together from start to finish, making this remarkably complex.

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant dark berry, violet, pepper and smoked meat aromas. Sweet, sappy and pliant, with a suave, creamy texture and deep blackberry and blackcurrant flavors complicated by floral pastille and black pepper.

91-93Robert M. Parker Jr.

Offers full-bodied, tannic, meaty, blackberry and cassis flavors intermixed with notions of herbs, lavender, underbrush, and spice box. It is also slightly hard and rustic in the finish.

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.