Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Central Coast    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Edmunds St. John The Shadow Syrah 2002
Edmunds St. John The Shadow Syrah 2002
(search item no. 88774)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of some of the best, most well-regarded Syrah sites in California, recently bottled and released. The BEST Syrah (and one of the best red wines) to come out of California for under $20.

Syrah from the famed Durell Vineyard. From Bassetti Vineyard. From Parmelee-Hill Vineyard. From Wylie and Fenaughty Vineyards. It's a late bloomer, you might say, and something that will make any dinner a feast.

Beautiful deep garnet color. The smell is dominated by the trademark Syrah smokiness; there's also iron, pepper, graphite, a suggestion of coffee. On the palate the texture is silky, there's a broad flavor profile with sweet plummy fruit, pepper and spice, and there's sweet tannins through the finish. Classy and elegant; similar in style to a very nice Croze-Hermitage.

My Notes:

About Edmunds St. John:

In ten short years, Steve Edmunds has carved out an enviable reputation as one of the true pioneers of the California "Rhône Ranger" movement. Located in Berkeley, California, Edmunds St. John specializes in Rhône style wines such as Syrahs, Mourvèdres and the blended Les Côtes Sauvage.