Curtis Crossroads Vineyard Syrah 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Price: $32.00 $14.99
Save $17.01 (53%)
Item No. 119270
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP89
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

Crossroads Vineyard occupies an oak-studded nook adjacent to Curtis winery in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley. Here, well-drained soils of sandy loam and limestone impart intensity and complexity to the fruit. The sheltered settings act as a trap for afternoon warmth, which slowly yields to coastal breezes for optimal ripening of the grapes. Curtis chose the Syrah Noir clone as the ideal match for this terroir, and it rewards them with a velvety wine with rich black fruit flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Elegant and sophisticated, a Syrah to drink now for its rich array of fruits and spices. It’s soft in tannins and acidity, giving a silky, velvery mouthfeel to the cherry, blackberry, bacon, sandalwood and, above all, savory black pepper flavors."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/13/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Not a flavor bomb, and a little too much heat. Another example of ratings inflation which is very common these days. More like an 88, and best with food.
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Learn About Curtis

Under the guidance of Winemaker Chuck Carlson, Curtis Winery is exclusively committed to the crafting of Rhone-style wines. We are inspired by the extraordinary terrain of Santa Barbara County"s Santa Ynez Valley, which is today recognized as one of the world"s leading appellations for Rhone varietals. Since 1995, Curtis Winery has built a reputation for wines of quality and...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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