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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Stickybeak Syrah 2009
Stickybeak Syrah 2009
(search item no. 112331)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Syrah has an edgy, dynamic tasting profile with a vibrant nose of red berry compote, black pepper and spice aromas readily apparent. The palate follows suit adding a melange of cedar, red currants and orange rind to the mix. This is a medium bodied Syrah with quite a sensual mouthfeel - there's a silkiness and freshness that invigorates the mouth through its persistent finish.
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About Stickybeak:

Some people might say we’re busybodies or nosey neighbors although we prefer the Australian term ‘stickybeak’. And being Napa based wine industry folk, it’s hard not to be intrigued about the stunning vineyards and regions that surround us. In fact, as inquisitive vintners it seemed only natural that we’d have a bit of a stickybeak in our own backyard to see what we could find.

With a winemaking mate of ours, Wayne Donaldson (a veteran of 30 vintages at well known estates such as Brokenwood in Australia and Domaine Chandon in Napa), and a great roster of growers, we’ve been able to produce wines that not only sing stridently of their origins but also deliver a wallop in the flavor department – not meaning heavy and overdone, but simply long, lingering and wonderfully focused. Wines that invite another charge.