2009 Agate Ridge Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Estate Vineyard"
Winery: Agate Ridge
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Vineyard"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Rogue Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 85
KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: September 8, 2012
Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Syrah opens a fragrant blueberry bouquet with a hint of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and red currant blend with a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its tingly acidity lingers for quite a while. This Syrah would pair well with braised pulled pork sliders. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Syrah displays complex notes of dark ripe fruit, graphite, and lush spicy oak on the nose, followed by a rich, thick, decadent mouth feel. This wine is full bodied with a lengthy finish. We suggest enjoying this wine over the next four to six years with roast beef, venison or charcoal grilled steak.
Organic status: not organic
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