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2009 Cakebread Cellars Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2009 Syrah

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: Canada

Price: $55

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: March 19, 2012

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah opens with a smoky oak and cherry cola like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry jam with notes of red grape and smoky oak with a hint of boysenberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are very food friendly. This Syrah would pair well with many foods. I would choose braised barbecue short ribs or a wild boar ragu over penne. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Syrah boasts a terrific dark ruby/purple color and lovely, seductive aromas of violets, sweet black cherry and roasted earth. On the palate, concentrated blackberry, dark plum and currant flavors, with notes of sweet oak and pepper spice, are balanced by ripe, supple tannins, creating a round, luxurious mouthfeel. The wine culminates in an extremely long, savory finish featuring luscious black fruit, toasted oak and chocolate flavors that leave a deeply lasting impression. While this sumptuous Syrah provides delicious drinking now, its lavish fruit and fine structure ensure it will age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

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