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2006 Montemaggiore Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Paolo's Vineyard"

Montemaggiore 2006 Syrah

Winery: Montemaggiore

Vintage: 2006

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: 350

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: January 5, 2010

Wine Review: This small production ruby colored Syrah from the Dry Creek impressed several tasters. It opens with a smoky old oak and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced, and fresh. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild black currant, with notes of oak, plum, and dark cocoa. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine is very food friendly and would be a perfect match for veal marsala. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The aroma of the 2006 Paolo’s Vineyard Syrah showcases plum and blackberry, underpinned by hints of pepper, nutmeg, and other spices. The tannins are soft and supple, and the texture silky, while the finish is long and smooth. Montemaggiore Syrah will improve with time in your cellar. In its youth, the wine will flaunt its fruit characteristics, while over time it will gain further complexity and the various elements will integrate. If opened within the first few years of release, we suggest you decant it for an hour or two.

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