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2011 Lafond Winery Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "SRH"

Winery: Lafond Winery

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "SRH"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Santa Rita Hills

State or country: CA

Price: $23

Cases produced: 1,720

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 8, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah from Lafond opens with a fragrant elderberry and cola like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and plum blend with hints of birch beer, black cherry and mild oak in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Syrah is drinking very nicely right now. I would pair it with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This SRH bottling continues to showcase the cool climate character of Syrah as grown in the Santa Rita Hills. 2011 was a cool and a late harvest with a small crop. In spite of the coolness the vines matured well and we picked at optimum ripeness. The wine shows intensity and complexity.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Lafond 2011 SRH Syrah.

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