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2012 Acorn Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Axiom"

Winery: Acorn

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Axiom"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 98% Syrah & 2% Viognier

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 271

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 2, 2015

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Syrah from the Russian River opens with a blueberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and very juicy. The flavor profile is an extracted blueberry with notes of cherry

Winemaker Notes: Intense enticing aromatics of ripe blackberry merge with saddle leather and tarry earth notes. The rich, concentrated entry showcases juicy wild blackberry and creamy mocha flavors that coat the palate and linger into the finish. A hint of chocolate covered espresso beans adds interest and depth to this delicious wine. The youthful tannins express the need for additional bottle aging; however, this wine can be enjoyed now when given time to open.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Acorn 2012 Syrah.

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