Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Santa Barbara

Region:  North Central Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Red Skye    Syrah Mike Taylor Excellent  2001  $14.00
Syrah is coming into its own as a serious success story in California. A perfect example is Red Skye's 2001 Santa Barbara Syrah. It took a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and for good reason. The wine shows a dark ruby core that fades to a purple rim. The nose is treated to pronounced aromas of blackberry, plum, perfume, chocolate and even some meaty salami. The flavors follow through from the nose and the palate is treated to light tannins and fresh acidity. The wine parts with a deep intensity, and a developed complexity that is long and persistent.
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Date added: August 26, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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