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2010 Dehlinger Frei Road Syrah

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March 26, 2023 - $26



94Vinous / IWC

Black fruit, violets and white pepper are some of the nuances that make an appearance, but ultimately the 2010 is a wine of energy and steeliness.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...full-bodied 2010 Syrah Frei Road reveals copious notes of blackberries, spring flowers and blue fruits.

92Wine Spectator

Pure, rich blueberry and boysenberry notes give this a distinctive edge, with touches of graphite, loamy earth, spice and game meat folding in on the finish, where the tannins are firm and gripping.

92Stephen Tanzer

A seductively perfumed bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, potpourri and olive, along with a spicy overtone.


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.


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.