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2019 Andrew Murray Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Watch Hill Vineyard"

Andrew Murray 2019 Watch Hill Syrah

Winery: Andrew Murray

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Watch Hill Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 95% Syrah & 5% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 95.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: December 30, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Syrah opens with a boysenberry, mushroom, and dried cranberry bouquet with hints of allspice, bacon, and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth and very well-balanced. The flavor profile is mild cured meat and blackberry blend with notes of black cherry-cola and black olive. I also detected hints of allspice, anise, dark chocolate, and black pepper. The finish is dry, and its mild tannins and flavors linger nicely. This Syrah is delightful! I would enjoy this Syrah by the fireplace on a cold winter night. With food, try it with Colorado lamb chops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This yields an impossibly dark garnet (nearly black) color, with neon tinges at the rim, pointing at the cool climate origins. Right now, the wine has notes of ripe Rainier cherry, black pepper, blackberries, charred bacon, tar, and just a hint of toasty oak. The ideal drinking window for this Syrah is 4-12 years from today.

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