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2009 Agate Ridge Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Estate Vineyard"

Agate Ridge 2009 Syrah

Winery: Agate Ridge

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rogue Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $24

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.

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