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Date Printed: 12/5/2016
Craggy Range Winery Le Sol Syrah 2006
Craggy Range Winery Le Sol Syrah 2006
(search item no. 94885)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/5/2016: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Crafted on the French model of Syrah, Craggy Range Le Sol is deep black purple in color, with heady aromas of sweet black berry fruit, blueberries, exotic spices, black pepper and a hint of dustiness. These complex impressions are confirmed on the dense, highly defined palate set in a structure of sweetly elegant, tight tannins and finely honed acidity. The finish is long, penetrating and integrated.

A brilliantly defined nose with white pepper and plum; the palate displayed an exquisite, natural balance with satin-like texture and a powerful, yet also somehow delicate finish of plum, blackberry and boysenberry." 94 Points
Wine Advocate
April,2008

"A warm vintage in Hawkes Bay ripened this syrah to exotic spices and a beautiful tannin maturity, both firm and supple. The spice lasts right through it, lifting the wine and extending the dark fruit flavors through a long finish. One of the best vintages yet from these sensitively farmed young vines, this is delicious syrah with that puppylike exuberance that a great young vineyard can give." 93 Points
Wine & Spirits
February 2009

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About Craggy Range Winery:

Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1997 named by U.S publication Wine Enthusiast magazine as New World Winery of the Year for 2014. It is situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Based on the single vineyard philosophy of winemaking, Craggy Range was the first in the Southern Hemisphere to make single vineyard wines from multiple New Zealand regions with grape varieties matched to place. The winery produces a portfolio of quality wines including the iconic Prestige and Family collections, as well as Limited Editions all reflecting the place and the people.

The grapes, grown in exceptional winery-owned New Zealand estate vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough, are selected for their special soils and unique climates producing wines of character, quality and authority. The architecturally inspired Giants winery complex and vineyard is also home to the Craggy Range Cellar Door and the award winning restaurant Terroir at Craggy Range. Nestled amongst the vines, the four Craggy Range Vineyard Cottages offer self-contained boutique accommodation.