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2016 Corley Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Monticello Vineyards"

Monticello Vineyards 2016 Syrah

Winery: Corley

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monticello Vineyards"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oak Knoll

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: October 29, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark red colored Syrah from the Oak Knoll district opens with a red cherry and blueberry bouquet with hints of vanilla bean and eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and a bit lush. The flavor profile is a tasty mild boysenberry and allspice blend with notes of red cherry, vanilla and gentle cedar. I also detected hints of cinnamon, graphite and dash of black pepper towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and dusty tannins build-up and stick around for quite a while. I would pair this very good Syrah with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken & Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Upon first opening, the wine has a wonderful spicy, forest floor tone on the nose which evolves and opens up into more dark, peppery, black berry fruit. The dark berry and pepper aromas are enhanced by toasted vanilla and caramel aromas, and hints of floral and light herb tones. On the palate, this wine is rich yet lively on the attack, and transitions nicely into a full-bodied mid-palate with well-structured tannins that frame the wine nicely. The finish is long, with medium grain tannins and lingering flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, pepper and vanilla. Decant 30 minutes before serving.

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