Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerBenziger Family Winery  Wine NameStone Farm Vineyard  VarietalSyrah  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingExcellent  Vintage2003  Cost$37.00 
Single vineyard wines are supposed to be a cut above. Without fail, the Benzinger 2003 Stone Family Vineyard delivers impeccably. The wine shows an opaque plum/purple core that fades to a purple rim. While the lovely color captivates the eyes, the nose is quickly drawn into the aromas of ripe jammy berry fruit, anise, smoke, spice and tar along with an even subtle floral note. I found this bottle to have some barnyard aromas upon opening that breathed off within a few minutes in the glass. The palate is well rewarded with silky tannins that provide a fine astringency within this full bodied Syrah. The flavors tend to follow the nose and the wine parts with a persistent finish. Sexy and delicious, this wine delivers plenty of drinking enjoyment.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityDeveloping  AppellationSonoma Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySonoma  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: January 02, 2007
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74