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2014 Firestone Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Santa Ynez Valley"

Firestone 2014 Syrah

Winery: Firestone

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Ynez Valley"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 92% Syrah & 8% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 4,471

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 18, 2018

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah from the Santa Ynez Valley opens with a fragrant blackberry jam and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a dusty mineral influenced blackberry with notes of mild boysenberry and oak with a touch of black olive. The finish is dry and its fruit and medium tannins drift away nicely. I would pair this Syrah with a juicy bacon burger in the near term. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich and intense with aromas of blackberry and black cherries. Flavors of cassis, dark roast coffee and vanilla laced with nutmeg and allspice. Opulent texture and tannin weight round out the palate.

Organic status: not organic

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