This wine spends 18 months in three-year-old French Oak barrels, helping to smooth out the wine without taking away from the fruit. In fact, the fruits linger on the palate just a smidge, and then leave you with a nice touch of licorice and earth. This wine received 92 well deserved points Robert Parker. I concur.
Food Pairing: BBQ!
Bottom Line: This wine has just what I look for from my French Syrah -- full flavors, smooth texture, and a medium body. I dig it.
- VINTAGE: 2009
- PLACE: Crozes-Hermitage AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)
- GRAPES: 100% Syrah
- AGEING: 18 months in French Oak
- BOOZE: 13%
- CELLAR: Drink now, or hold for a few more years
Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? High Priced