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Date Printed: 9/3/2014
Arrowood Kuljian Dry Creek Syrah 2006
Arrowood Kuljian Dry Creek Syrah 2006
(search item no. 105172)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Kuljian Vineyard is located off Westside Road in Dry Creek. It sits atop a sandy/loam bench thick with pebbles, rocks and stones. The climate is warm enough to fully ripen Syrah, yet cool enough to produce a wine with structure, elegance and equilibrium. At only 1.5 acres, Kuljian is one of the tiniest vineyards we harvest.

Each year, Kuljian produces concentrated, opulent Syrah. This 2006 is dark, dense and sumptuous. The nose ripe and plum-like, with earth, spice, smoke and leather. Very hedonistic. The palate is full, lush and backed by smooth, well-integrated tannins.

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About Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:

Richard and Alis Arrowood founded Arrowood Winery in 1987 with a philosophy of making wines of singular and exceptional quality, using grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County. Richard continually explores the diversity of Sonoma County, working with mostly the same grape growers he began cultivating in 1974, as Winemaster at Chateau St. Jean Winery. Arrowood is known for making small lots of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlot, Viognier and Syrahs, among other varietals.