Terre Rouge Sentinal Oak Vineyard Syrah 2002
Syrah/Shiraz from Sierra Foothills, California
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
Dark in color with dense, deep, concentrated layered fruit aromas that are incredibly spicy. In the mouth you'll find incredibly concentrated framboise flavors, smoky wood tones, and fine tannins. Meaty. Great structure and age ability.
"Very generously loaded and layered with smoky oak, ripe blackberry and dried plum aromas with a touch of dark chocolate for added richness, this full-bodied yet fairly firm wine repeats its aromatic gifts in flavors that are open and somewhat juicy at the front. Nowhere is there seen the rippling musculature that seemed to presaged by the nose, yet the balance of the wine is right for a half decade or more quiet cellaring."
"The 2002 Syrah Sentinel Oak Vineyard Pyramid Block is a full-bodied, seamless, opulent effort possessing loads of blackberry liqueur, acacia flower, pepper, and vanilla characteristics."
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Terre Rouge is located in California on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County"s Shenandoah Valley. The wines are made from vineyards in four Sierra Foothill counties: Placer, El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras. They also source fruit from one vineyard site in the soon-to-be new Clements appellation.
Terre Rouge's style emphasizes deep color, balanced flavors, full...
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Learn About Sierra Foothills
Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape.
Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...
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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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