2012 Michael David Phillips Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "6th Sense"
Winery: Michael David Phillips
Wine Name/Vineyard: "6th Sense"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 25,000
KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: February 7, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored Syrah from Lodi opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a blend of red currant and blueberry with hints of cedar plank. I also detected hints of red plum and rosemary. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little while. I would pair this good value Syrah with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: From a black grape that makes red wine, the 6th Sense remains a huge player in the Michael David lineup. Super-saturated, big and juicy, it makes a bright, tangy impact. Full of flavor in the same deep-red tones as the aromas, tannins are tame. The mid-palate offers plum and blackberry, with a touch of mulberry.
Organic status: not organic
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