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2012 Niner Wine Estates Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Paso Robles"

Winery: Niner Wine Estates

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paso Robles"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 90% Syrah, 5% Malbec & 5% Petit Verdot

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 5, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby Syrah opens with an inviting boysenberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry and cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a unique and tasty cherry-cola with notes of mild coffee. I also detected hints of vanilla oak and blueberry. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. There are no noticeable tannins which make is very food friendly. This Syrah would pair well with a barbeque bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine opens up with distinctive aromas of blue fruit and bacon fat, accented by hints of potpourri and clove. On the palate, complex dark fruit flavors are complemented by a touch a vanilla both of which are balanced by good acid. Upon release the wine will benefit from decanting, and will develop into a more expressive palate with cellaring.

Organic status: not organic

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

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