Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerStarry Night Winery  Wine NameTerra Alta Vineyard  VarietalSyrah  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingVery good  Vintage2001  Cost$18.00 
Starry Night's 2001 Syrah from the Terra Alta Vineyard in Lodi is a great expression of the region. It shows an opaque core that fades to a thin pinkish rim. On the nose the aromas of strawberry, blueberry, and black pepper mix with light chocolate and a touch of earthiness. In the mouth is where the wine commands attention. On the palate, the body has a fleshy even viscous consistency. The ripe fruit flavors follow the nose while adding soft tannins and some fresh acidity to all together produce a seductive rich body. This wine is developing well and the elements balance harmoniously. A long finish that lingers will add to your understanding of the wine's developed complexity. Overall this is a smooth wine with finesse and pure intensity.

Approximately 720 cases made.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityReady  AppellationLodi  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySan Joaquin  RegionCentral Valley (CA) 
Date added: August 08, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74