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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Sonoma Coast Vineyards Syrah 2003
Sonoma Coast Vineyards Syrah 2003
(search item no. 94371)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $38.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Each of the vineyards provides characteristics to the final blend that synergistically meld to create a complexity, depth, and richness that is unusual for Syrah. The most unique aspect of this Syrah is the complexity.The Hummingbird Hill fruit provides the ripe blackberry and viscous mouth feel while the Clary fruit provides white pepper, finesse and a blueberry component. Elements of this wine remind us clearly of the wines from the cold Northern Rhone Region of France. Yet it has a fullness and elegance that says California. This duplicity is what makes wines from the Sonoma Coast so unique.
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About Sonoma Coast Vineyards:

Sonoma Coast Vineyards produces handcrafted wines from the Extreme Sonoma Coast, a unique cold-climate growing area west of the Russian River Valley, a mere five miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the far western reaches of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The potential for this region to produce wines of exceptional depth and complexity inspired founders John and Barbara Drady to join forces with acclaimed winemaker Anthony Austin and introduce their first vintage in 2002. Low yields of mature fruit with high levels of natural acidity, intense flavors and remarkable complexity result from the long, cool growing season, where harvests may extend into early November.