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2010 Reininger Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Helix"

Winery: Reininger

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Helix"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 589

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 30, 2014

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Syrah opens with a mild blueberry bouquet with a hint of Acai berry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild cherry-cola with hints of vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins fade away nicely. This Syrah is a real quaffer. It is versatile and would pair well with many foods. Matt's gourmet Kobe burgers with caramelized onions, baby Swiss and sautéed mushrooms came to mind. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose on this lovely Syrah is absolutely captivating. The glass at first pour explodes of orange creme then settles down by introducing orchid and violet while next, just to stir the senses, throws in a peek of white pepper and sandalwood spices. This aromatic symphony of exotic flower and spice melodically persists begging the question "is it necessary to taste?" At last I do and am mesmerized by the wine's dance of magical balance between its silky texture, fine tannins and beautiful acidity that playfully encompass a cocktail of pomegranate and blueberry cream.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Helix 2010 Syrah.

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