Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Developing

Appellation:  Russian River Valley
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Region:  North Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Starry Night Winery    Syrah Mike Taylor Very good  2002  $22.00
Starry Night's 2002 Russian River Valley Syrah shows an opaque ruby core that fades to a purple/ruby rim. The nose is treated to aromas of blackberry, raspberry and vanilla. Along with hints of clove, the wine shows a touch of gamey spirit akin to a nice Rhone wine. The flavors follow through to the palate. Its ample body has integrated tannins that are lightly drying and mate well with the fresh acidity. The wine's mellow consistency in the mouth, along with its pungent intensity in the nose, parts with a generous finish. Overall, this vintage is a good solid Syrah.
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Date added: March 23, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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