Greg Norman Estates Camatta Hills Vineyard Reserve Syrah 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
Camatta Hills is a 600-acre vineyard planted across rolling hills near the town of Paso Robles on California's central coast.
The 2005 Greg Norman Camatta Hills Vineyard, Reserve Syrah is deep crimson in color. Rich aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis are enhanced by notes of wood smoke and spice. The elegant palate has a jammy quality and exhibits flavors of mulberry, black cherry and cocoa with cedar-like oak characters evident on the back palate. The wine has a firm structure with a beautiful balance of flavor, mouthfeel and fine ripe tannin.
The Wine Advocate - "This flattering, soft, luscious 2005 Syrah Reserve Camatta Hills offers intriguing, smoky, blackberry fruit as well as a hint of barbecue spice. Outstanding density and a succulent, chunky style result in a sensual, fruit-laden wine with plenty of Syrah character. It is meant to be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years."
Greg Norman Estates Winery
Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world. View all Greg Norman Estates Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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1 rating, 1 with reviewMelinda - Chicago, IL55/20/2010This wine was full of a robust and plum like flavor. THe chocolate essence behind the plum and the full robust nature of this wine paired perfectly with the steak that my husband prepared for our dinner the nite we opened and savored this wine. Greg Norman Estates will definitely remain on my list of must haves!!
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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