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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Lagier Meredith Syrah 2005
Lagier Meredith Syrah 2005
(search item no. 93860)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Syrah has been described as having one foot in the Northern Rhône and one foot in Northern California. The flavor is reminiscent of the Northern Rhône with its spice and white pepper and violet aromas, but it has more extract and body. In many red wines, big color usually means big tannin, but (for reasons we may never understand) our wine is not harshly tannic so it drinks well when it is young.
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About Lagier Meredith:

Lagier Meredith makes only Syrah and they use only their own grapes. Their wine owes its character to the place where the grapes are grown. It is truly a vineyard wine. (Which is not to belittle Steve Legier's winemaking ability...he just knows when to intervene and when not to.)

The flavor of the wine is reminiscent of the Northern Rhône in its red berry and white pepper aromas, but it has more extract and body. It has intense flavor and deep color but, unlike some other red wines, where big color usually means big tannin, Lagier Meredith Syrah is not harshly tannic so it drinks well when it is young, but it is also expected to age well.