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2018 Terminim Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Alder Springs Vineyard"

Terminim 2018 Syrah

Winery: Terminim

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alder Springs Vineyard"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 26, 2022

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Syrah from Terminim opens with a blueberry and black raspberry bouquet with hints of black cherry and pink Canada wintergreen mints. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, rich, and very nicely balanced. The flavor profile is black plum and graphite blend with notes of cedar, red currant, and espresso. We also detected hints of black pepper and black cherry. The finish is dry, and its moderate dusty tannins linger nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Syrah with osso buco, a turkey drumstick, or with a wild mushroom risotto. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: François Villard and Donald Patz announce the release of their 2nd Syrah collaboration from the Alder Springs Vineyard in Mendocino County. The 2018 vintage of TERMINIM Syrah. As you might expect it is an interesting combination of California Syrah grapes coupled with French and American winemaking. François took the lead in conceptualizing this wine and Donald oversaw the day to day execution of their plan. It's a true collaboration and the results are a unique melding of two great Syrah growing regions. A mere 300 cases of this wine were produced.

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