2006 Michael David Phillips Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Earthquake"
Winery: Michael David Phillips
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Earthquake"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 85% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,000
KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: February 25, 2010
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah opens with a red currant bouquet with a hint of blackberry and violets. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, and well balanced. The flavor profile is a blend of tart black currant mixed with sweet black cherry with a touch of mocha and soy mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate spicy tannins linger for a little while. One taster thought this would pair well with chicken parmesan. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of cherry and spices lift to the nose. On the palate, black cherry flavors dominate, along with ripe berries and plum, in a sweet earth context, with a leather highlight in a long, moderately tannic finish.
Organic status: not organic
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