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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Lagier Meredith Syrah 2008
Lagier Meredith Syrah 2008
(search item no. 110115)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $51.99

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
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Consistently one of the great Syrahs made in California is Carol Meredith's offering from Mt. Veeder. Lagier Meredith's stunning 2008 syrah reveals an opaque ruby/purple hue along with a gloriously intense perfume of roasted meats, herbs, barbecue smoke, burning embers, plums and acacia flowers. The wine possesses exceptional intensity, a full-bodied opulence and not a hard edge to be found. it is a beautifully complex, ethereal syrah to drink over the next 7 - 10 years.
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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.