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2006 Bradford Mountain Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Grist Vineyard"

Bradford Mountain 2006 Grist Vineyard Syrah

Winery: Bradford Mountain

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grist Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $33

Cases produced: 525

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: July 25, 2010

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a very jammy boysenberry bouquet with some blackberry detected as well. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very ripe and juicy blackberry with notes of blueberry and a hint of oak in the background. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and some mild tannins are nicely prolonged. Aussie Shiraz fans will like this wine, so pair this fruit bomb with barbecue steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, the 2006 Grist Vineyard Syrah offers such unexpected pleasures as leather, roasted coffee bean, French vanilla and persimmon bread. Typical Syrah flavors of fig and plum are beautifully embellished by undercurrents of blackberry jam and hints of Moroccan spice. The round, brooding mouth feel leads the way into a strong firm structure and a bright tannic finish. Pair with: Moroccan spiced lamb with couscous or Italian sausage sandwich with peppers and onions.

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