Truchard Vineyard 2008 Syrah - 88pts

Truchard Vineyard 2008 Syrah (Careros) Napa Valley - California
Availability: BCLDB Stores
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 14.2%
Date Tasted: January 24th, 2012

Tasting Notes: An interesting cross between a full bodied and jammy Australian Shiraz with a more herbal, mineral and oaky Rhone Valley Syrah. Not the most pleasant of bedfellows but the wine does come together in the end with a fairly concentrated expression of the dually named variety. Tannins are fine and surprisingly mild yet the colour, a deep violet-ruby, remains as intense as ever. A pleasant wine to pair with BBQ beef or dark chocolate. Drink now-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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