1999 McDowell Syrah Reserve, McDowell Valley

Producer: McDowell Valley Vineyards
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: United States, California, Mendocino & Lake
Appellation: McDowell Valley
Date tasted: 17 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$24.00

Tasting notes


<li> full bodied, fleshy style <li> enjoy now or keep <br /><Br /> McDowell Valley Vineyards owns California's oldest authentic Syrah vineyard, and the majority of this Reserve is made from that 55 year-old vineyard block. The cool 1999 weather ripened

A long maceration and oak aging contribute to this wine's full-bodied and fleshy palate. Wild berry, earthy, leathery, and spicy notes dominate the aroma, and the flavors show smoky, floral, and pencil lead complexities. Concentrated with plenty of fru

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