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2015 Meeker Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Hone #2 Shimmer"

Meeker 2015 Hone 2 Shimmer Syrah

Winery: Meeker

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hone #2 Shimmer"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: February 21, 2020

Wine Review: This powerful 100% Syrah wine from Meeker is solid offering. It is a clear medium garnet color, with raspberry, bramble, blackberry and earthy notes in the nose with a hint of violets. It is full bodied with medium acidity. The overall impression is savory, round, slightly chewy and complex. It has flavors of raspberry, dark cherry, rhubarb and baking spice with touches of black pepper and vanilla. There are subtle fine-grained tannins that have a nice extended length on the finish. Enjoy this Syrah with beef wellington or venison steak. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: The second in the Hone series, this wine embraces the elegant, brooding nature of cool climate Syrah in the most fantastic way. The nose of this wine quickly hopscotches classic Syrah fruit to saunter into a wound-up blend of leather and baking spices. On the palate, the wine shows fruit of dried cherry and cranberry with a long, lean slope into a dark, mineral mid-palate before rolling into a super-long, elegant finish that is beautifully integrated and austere. This wine will continue to evolve and age for at least 12-16 years. It would show best with something like cassoulet, game meat, or roasted root vegetables.

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