Blackstone Dry Creek Reserve Syrah 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 85892
  • red wine
  • CG92

Winemaker's Notes

We are proud to present Blackstone's first Dry Creek Valley Syrah as part of our Reserve Range of wines from California's premiere appellations. For these special, limited-production wines, Winemaker Dennis Hill uses the special qualities of each vintage and varietal to showcase the flavor of the grape. By selecting only the finest vineyard lots and barrels, he's able to craft elegant wines with depth and intensity—wines that represent the very best of Blackstone.

Hamilton Vineyards is a spectacular site, located in the hills west of Dry Creek Valley. The Syrah from this vineyard is consistently some of the best in Sonoma County, producing very concentrated and structured wines with lots of pepper and spice along with ripe blackberry flavors.

The Blackstone 2002 Dry Creek Valley Syrah is a rich, bold wine with a chewy structure and velvety mouthfeel. The wines in very dark in color, reddish-black, and has bright, blackberry and black cherry aromas. On the palate it has rich, mouth-filling flavors of berry and spice. Enjoy this robust, powerful wine with grilled sirloin, spare ribs and other hearty dishes.

"Highly toasted oak with a rich, caramelly accent starts this wine off well, and its ripe, concentrated fruit provides plenty of support in both nose and mouth. It fills the palate with deep blackberry and oaky flavors, then runs into a slightly brusque bit of tannin in the late going, but here again, it is fruit rushing to the rescue, and the result is a fairly complete and convincing effort that will last for several years."
-Connoisseurs Guide

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Sonoma County has always been Blackstone's home and inspiration. Since our beginning we’ve established a reputation for consistently delivering balanced, reliable wines of uncompromising quality

From the start, our goal has been to produce smooth, flavorful, harmonious wines with rich fruit, supple texture, and balanced oak. Early on, this approach found its ideal expression in our Merlot, which soon became — and still remains — America's favorite Merlot.

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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