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Syrah, "Royal City" 2012

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Only one is Royal City! Not just in a name, but in everything it is. Green and black olive, dry meat, roasted meat, camphor, warm earth, crushed rock. So elegant. Complex. Concentrated with finesse forever.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Vineyard designation:
Stoneridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
99

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Aging:
60% new oak (22 months sur lie)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
13.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
405

Reviews

  • "99 points. Another wine that flirts with perfection is the 2012 Syrah Royal City. From the Stoneridge Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, it offers up a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors, including kirsch and dark fruits, gamy meats, pepper, liquid rock and olive brine. Insanely textured, with full-bodied richness and power, loads of sweet tannin and blockbuster length, give it a year or so and then drink this incredible Syrah over the following decade." (Wine Advocate)
  • "95 points. Dark red. Explosively complex musky, savory nose offers aromas of grilled meat, earth and olive tapenade. Savory more than fruity on the palate too, but with compelling sweetness to the thick, deep olive, pepper and brown spice flavors supported by stony and meaty qualities (this unique vineyard features a lot of giant rocks). A distinctly idiosyncratic, utterly fascinating Syrah with outstanding concentration and saline, palate-saturating, reverberating length. The tannins are firm but not dry." (vinous)

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