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2016 Cypher US Red Blend "Fifth Element Kiler Canyon Vineyard"

Cypher 2016 Fifth Element

Winery: Cypher

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fifth Element Kiler Canyon Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 40% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willow Creek District

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 119

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: December 4, 2019

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and a dark red colored blend from Cypher opens with a fragrant red currant, black cherry, oak, and craisin bouquet. On the palate this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry and graphite blend with notes of oak, red plum and black pepper. I also detected hints of boysenberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show nice length. This red blend opens would pair very nicely with slow braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A Mourvedre leading Rhone blend with huge fruit, structure and spice. The nose has aromatics of blackberry, dark cherry, anise, leather, black pepper, followed by blueberry, tobacco and spice with a long cocoa vanilla finish. A perfect example of why we love cracking the code to exceptional wines with blends.

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