Edmunds St. John The Shadow Syrah 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Item No. 88774
  • red wine

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.

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Learn 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.

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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