2013 Terra Valentine Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Spring Mountain"
Winery: Terra Valentine
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spring Mountain"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Spring Mountain
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 93
KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: January 17, 2017
Wine Review: Over the years, I have really enjoyed Syrah's from Spring Mountain. This year the Panel joined me in savoring this gem from Terra Valentine. Their 2013 vintage is ruby colored and features a fragrant boysenberry bouquet with hints of raspberry and eucalyptus. On the palate, we found this wine to be full bodied and display a velvet like smoothness and very nice balance. The flavor profile is a really tasty dark chocolate and plum blend with notes of Slim Jim and red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors last for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this with impressive Syrah with beef brisket or pot roast. I also had a chance the enjoy the leftovers on day 2. It got even better! Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Blueberry, boysenberry and black currant with white pepper and crème de cassis aromas. Bold dark fruit on the palate with a savory minerality. Sweet fruit mingled with rich coffee and hazelnut flavors fill out the long finish.
Organic status: not organic
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