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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Neyers Syrah Sonoma Coast Old Lakeville Road 2010
Neyers Syrah Sonoma Coast Old Lakeville Road 2010
(search item no. 117359)
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PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard takes its name from an abandoned stretch of early 20th century Sonoma County highway. That link with the past is especially important to us, as these are the only grapes we still crush by foot (really). This is a great vintage for Syrah and it may have produced my favorite wine of the 2010 harvest. The wine is bright purple, deep and dark, with an exotic aroma of crushed berries and fennel. There's a trace of freshly ground black pepper in there too, along with some clove or allspice. Properly ripened Syrah has the most complex aroma of all old-world varieties, I think, and we seem to have captured it here. I like the softness too. It makes for an attractive weight on the tongue, neither heavy nor vapid, with a texture that swallows easily. This one seems to define 'Finish'.
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About Neyers:

Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan, Neyers Vineyards produces 15,000 cases of wine annually. They rely primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Neyers' 50-acre Conn Valley ranch farmed by Hugo and Lupe Maldonado. Additioanl grapes are purchased from a select group of growers, several of which are identified on the labels of wines produced from grapes they have grown. In 1999 Neyers purchased the 30-acre Sage Canyon Winery in the foothills east of Rutherford and have developed that facility for their entire production that also includes Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.