Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerWente Vineyards  Wine NameThe Nth Degree  VarietalSyrah  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingVery good  Vintage2003  Cost$40.00 
Upper end juice often times makes its way into a special bottling. Such is the case with The Nth Degree from Wente Vineyards. Of special note is the fact these wines are not available through distribution. Instead they are created for wine club members only.

I recently tasted their 2003 Nth Degree Syrah thanks to friends of mine who had obtained a bottle. The wine is a blend of Syrah (93%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). The wine shows a dark/opaque ruby core that holds out to a purple rim. The nose is full of black plum fruit along with perfume, smoke and peppery spice. The wine is equally pleasing in the mouth as its rich full body coats the palate. The tannins are velvety and well integrated giving the wine a nice mouth feel. Fresh acidity keeps it in balance as the lush ride rolls off the back of your tongue and parts leaving a lengthy finish.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityReady  AppellationLivermore Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountyAlameda  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: May 09, 2007
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74