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2015 VGS Chateau Potelle Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Mount Veeder"

VGS Chateau Potelle 2015 Syrah

Winery: VGS Chateau Potelle

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mount Veeder"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mount Veeder

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 94 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: January 28, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight violet colored Syrah from VGS was the winner of our most recent Big Blind Tasting. This wine opens with a blueberry and vanilla oak bouquet with a hint of black pepper. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and silky smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious mineral infused blueberry and oak blend. We also detected hints of black cherry and chocolate mousse mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its coying tannins linger for an extended length of time. The Panel suggested pairing this impressive Syrah with a bacon wrapped filet mignon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: You've got to love these mountain grapes that deliver such intensity and character to produce blockbuster wine. Extremely extracted, the color is dark. The nose is full and complex with explosive aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries, vanilla, cedar, leather and a bit of tobacco. The wine's weight fills your mouth and sits right there. It is dense and full. It is heavy in its body but does not taste heavy because the flavors and fruits are so powerful, aromatic and exuberant that they bring lightness. Very beautifully balanced, rich, round and intense, it shows great elegance at the same time.

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