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2006 Arrowood Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Saralee's Vineyard"

Arrowood 2006 Saralee's Syrah

Winery: Arrowood

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Saralee's Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 97% Syrah & 3% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 2,119

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 14, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and dark purple colored opens with a very intriguing bouquet. I got aromas of black cherry, smoky oak, peach and tangerine. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, and rather smooth. The flavor profile is a smoked oak infused black currant with a hint of blackberry, beef jerky, and black pepper. The finish is dry and its dusty chalky tannins are nicely prolonged. This hearty Syrah would pair perfectly with a NY strip steak or a ribeye with lots of hollandaise sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Inky ruby in color, this Syrah has a bouquet of ripe blackberry fruit, smoked meats, Chinese camphor, and violets. On the palate, fleshy blackberry and plump blueberry flavors lead to tar, roasted meat, cracked pepper, and a suave minerality in the lingering finish.

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