Craggy Range Winery Le Sol Syrah 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Item No. 80586
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • W&S95
  • RP94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • W&S93

Winemaker's Notes

"What syrah should be. The color of this syrah is as saturated and vibrant as the flavor. The texture is lusciuos, luxurious, hiding a stone wall of tannin behind the velvet feel of the fruit. It smells and tastes of cracked black peppercorns, rose and stone."
-Wines & Spirits

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Learn About Craggy Range Winery Map ItMap It

From the beginning, Craggy Range Winery has some great land and vineyards and a wonderful home in which to weave the strands together. The first wines made in the 1999 vintage are from small parcels of mature vineyards in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The wines show the character of the vineyards and the Craggy Range philosophy of wine both inside and outside the bottle. In time, as the vines mature on their own estates, the wines of Craggy Range Winery will without doubt express their origin and the commitment and skill of their people.

Learn About Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay is the second largest wine region, following Marlborough. The area is known for its shmorgasborg of different microclimates and soils. Gimblett Gravels, while sounding like a character out of Lord of the Rings, is a soil and a district in the area. Gimblett Gravels are a gravelly mix that absorb and retain heat, much like the soils of Graves in Bordeaux or Chateauneuf du...

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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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