Carica Kick Ranch Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 96716
  • red wine
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

This single-vineyard cool climate Syrah is rich and intense. It exhibits vibrant flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruits, followed by notes of roasted meat and bacon fat characteristic of the Northern Rhone's finest wines. Spicy and complex, Carica's Kick Ranch Syrah has a velvety deep persistent finish with accents of pepper and dark chocolate and smoke. Abundant soft tannins make this wine approachable early but also predict substantial aging potential.

This is a wine of balance, sophistication and finesse, which, although delicious by itself, will be an elegant accompaniment to fine cuisine. Consider pairing it with lamb shanks, osso bucco, roasted or grilled meats, game or rich stews.

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This is a great classic style Syrah. Yes, a bit pricey but worth it when you want to open a special bottle.
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Bob Zoom - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Dark fruits, full bodied, fine tannins, will age well for a few years.
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Learn About Carica

Carica Wines is a new winery started in 2005 by two friends, Charlie Dollbaum and Dick Keenan, to produce wines of extraordinary character from small lots of premium Sonoma County wine grapes. Dick has supplied the grapes, and Charlie his winemaking skills, for our first bottling -a 2005 Sauvignon Blanc. Our winery takes its name from the hardy fig trees (botanical name, Ficus...

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Learn About Sonoma County

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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