X Winery Amicus Napa Valley Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California

Price: $45.00 $19.99
Save $25.01 (56%)
Item No. 130579
  • RP92
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This Syrah is sourced from a small vineyard surrounded by ancient, well-weathered oak trees. The "Quercus Block" is named after the Latin term for oak tree and is comprised of vines that are hand-farmed with meticulous effort.

Bright wild berries and blackberry are complemented with abundant spice. Black pepper, clove, vanilla, coconut and a hint of cedar smoke swirl together in the mouthfeel. The finish is a silky mid-palate with sufficient tannin backbone for aging.

After the wine has aged in 100 percent new oak barrels for 22 months, our winemaking team selects the best barrels to represent the Quercus Block vineyard.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Syrah is darker and firmer than the 2009. There is terrific focus and precision to the fruit in this delineated, beautifully articulate wine. Mint, flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the insistent finish.

Range: 90-92 Points"
92 Points

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Learn About X Winery

X Winery & Amicus were created in 2000 by an MS/MBA candidate with the idea of creating niche wines to satisfy needs in the marketplace. Our passion and commitment is to build on what our predecessors (over the last 4000 years) have accomplished, and provide wines in underserved segments. Our company is focused on innovation, efficiency, service, and imagination and we have a deep desire to satisfy wine lovers the world over.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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