2004 Jade Mountain Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Monterey"
Winery: Jade Mountain
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monterey"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 85% Syrah, 8% Teroldago, & 7% Grenache
Region: Monterey County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,495
KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: September 25, 2007
Wine Review: I recently attended a "Syrah/Shiraz" wine tasting @ the Boston Wine School. This appealing bargain wine made from Jade Mountain was well received. This wine opens with a spicy black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is smooth and opens with lush spicy cherry flavors. The finish is dry, brief but tingles nicely. This everyday value house wine would be a nice quaffer on its own or would liven up meatloaf. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: From the Alta Loma vineyard in Salinas Valley just south of the Arroyo Seco, this wine shows all the finesse of a cooler climate Syrah. Caramel, toasty oak, plum and dark berries meet rosemary, black licorice and dried herb notes in the mid-palate. This Syrah has a plush mouthfeel with elegantly balanced acids and a friendly "drink me now" accessibility.
Organic status: not organic
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