|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.
|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|