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2014 Acorn Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Axiom"

Winery: Acorn

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Axiom"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 98% Syrah & 2% Viognier

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 304

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 14, 2017

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Syrah from Acorn is very good. It opens with a ripe blackberry bouquet with hints of leather and plum. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused blackberry and black olive blend with notes of plum. I also detected hints of oak. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins build up and are nicely extended. This bold Syrah would be perfect with a campfire beef stew. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Focused, intense aromatics of dark fruit and smoky oak merge as the wine opens. The silken entry reveals plush layers of ripe plum, huckleberry, and blackberry wrapped with notes of leather, white pepper, toasted oak, mocha, coconut, white floral, and cocoa. The flavors fuse in the finish with a juicy dark cherry essence as they linger.

Organic status: not organic

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