In France's Rhone Valley, the Syrah grape shows off its full flavor in classic appellations like Cote Rotie and Hermitage. In Australia, Syrah is Shiraz, and the brawny reds from the land down under have made Shiraz Australia's signature varietal.
In the United States, Terlato Vineyards 2003 Syrah Dry Creek Valley combines the best of both worlds. Terlato Vineyards found perfect Syrah conditions in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, which shares important characteristics with the Rhone Valley. With luscious fruit and the best concepts of the Old and New Worlds, the winemaking team crafted a voluptuous wine with flavors of black cherry, plum, and currants, and hints of violets. Though ready today, Syrah is slow to mature, so the inaugural vintage will benefit with a few years of cellaring. It has the attributes to be a monumental wine.
Rated 91/100 by Anthony Dias Blue.