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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
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 8/28/2014: $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:

From the beginning, Craggy Range Winery has some great land and vineyards and a wonderful home in which to weave the strands together. The first wines made in the 1999 vintage are from small parcels of mature vineyards in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The wines show the character of the vineyards and the Craggy Range philosophy of wine both inside and outside the bottle. In time, as the vines mature on their own estates, the wines of Craggy Range Winery will without doubt express their origin and the commitment and skill of their people.