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2013 Terra Valentine Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Spring Mountain"

Winery: Terra Valentine

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spring Mountain"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Spring Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $50

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

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

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