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2005 Montemaggiore Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Paolo's Vineyard"

Montemaggiore 2005 Syrah

Winery: Montemaggiore

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paolo's Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 725

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 14, 2009

Wine Review: This is a new winery that I discovered at this years WBC. Their 2005 Paolo's Syrah is very dark purple and opens with an attractive fragrant blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is blueberry with a hint of spice. The finish is dry and its managed tannins are moderate and linger nicely. This wine would pair well with Theresa's meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The aroma of the 2005 Paolo's Vineyard Syrah exudes black cherry and pepper, underpinned by hints of blueberry, leather, and spices. The tannins are firm and supple, the texture silky, while the finish is long and lingering. Montemaggiore Syrah will improve with time in your cellar. If opened within the first few years of release, we suggest you decant it for an hour or two.

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