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2005 Ventana Vineyards Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Syrah

Winery: Ventana Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Arroyo Seco

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 2,143

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: February 10, 2008

Wine Review: This dark ruby wine was recommended by in our second tasting of Syrahs. This wine opens with mild blackberry scents with hints of spice and oak. On the palate, this wine is round, smooth, with mild jammy black cherry and cranberry like flavors with some cedar influence. The finish is dry and has lingering fine tannins. This wine is a nice quaffer to pull out at your next wine and cheese party. Cheers - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Ventana Syrah shows a bright ruby-purple color. The bouquet is lively with fresh cracked black pepper and black cherry. On the palate, the wine is lush and full with flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and spice. This wine is well balanced having vanilla and cedar tones from American Oak barrel aging as an accompaniment to the fruit components.

Organic status: not organic

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