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2005 Michael David Phillips Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Earthquake"

Syrah

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Earthquake"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 83% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah & 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: February 7, 2008

Wine Review: This wine was the Big Winner at our recent blind tasting of Syrahs! This very deep purple wine has a very unique bouquet of allspice, coffee, and ash. On the palate, this full bodied wine is well balanced, has a dry mouthfeel, and displays juicy blackberry flavors along with some anise, chocolate covered raisens, and honey. The finish is dry and lingers for quite a while. The panel felt this wine would pair perfectly with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Ripe blackberry and black cherry scents, balanced by rich chocolate, smoked meats, amd a whiff of clean leather.

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