Neyers Syrah Sonoma Coast Old Lakeville Road 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 103036
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

It's difficult to imagine a winemaking process that is more labor intensive than the one that we've developed for our Syrah. Whole-cluster fermentation, complete stem retention, manual punch-down and 45 days or so of skin contact are all practices developed in France a hundred years ago. Tradition continues to find a home here at Neyers Vineyards. In the mid-1990's, the Sangiacomo family began to develop this Sonoma Coast appellation vineyard to our specifications. We wanted to replicate the great Syrah vineyards of the northern Rhône, with their steep hills, cool climate and rocky soils. We found a 12-acre spot with all of these characteristics, and planted it to Syrah bud wood from Cornas, Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. Each component lends its own element of old world charm to the blend. The finished wine has the textbook loveliness that makes Syrah one of the world's most versatile grapes.

Critical Acclaim

"A strong personality, with firm, rich tarry berry, mineral, sage and underbrush flavors that are tightly wound and slow to unfold, though as they do they reveal greater depth and concentration, offering a promising future. Best from 2010 through 2017. 890 cases made. "
91 Points

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(11/2/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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