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2013 Cakebread Cellars Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Suscol Springs Vineyard"

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Suscol Springs Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $57

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 21, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah from Cakebread reminds me of an offering from the Northern Rhone Valley. It opens with a matchstick and old leather like bouquet with hints of black cherry in the background. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a smoky oak and blueberry blend with notes of minerality and beef jerky. I also detected a hint of blackberry and dark roast coffee. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. This Syrah would pair well with slow cooked braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vintage of our single-vineyard Syrah boasts a deep, saturated color and dense, concentrated aromas of blackberry, blueberry, olallieberry and cassis complemented by attractive violet/lavender scents. The full-bodied palate, bolstered by firm, yet elegant tannins, delivers bright, intense, blackberry, black cherry and blackcurrant flavors culminating in a long, savory finish featuring hints of mineral and spice. Although this lush, sumptuous Syrah is delicious now, it will develop further complexity with another 5-7 years’ aging.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Cakebread 2013 Syrah.

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