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2014 Turkovich Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Yolo County"

Winery: Turkovich

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Yolo County"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 95% Syrah & 5% Viognier

Region: Yolo County

State or country: CA

Price: $23

Cases produced: 452

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 13, 2017

Wine Review: Garnet in color, this Syrah has inviting aromas of toffee and wet brick on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied and layered with chocolate, espresso, mocha and anise flavors. There is substantial fruit as well, paced by blackberry and cassis flavors. The medium oak and moderate tannins add structure, while the tannins are resolved and the finish is exceptionally long. Serve with grilled lamb chops. - Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Our Syrah-Viognier shows ripe red fruit and licorice, subtle floral hints earth, raspberry jam, candied current, and cocoa. The long finish is dusty with focused tannins and subtle oak.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Turkovich 2014 Syrah.

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