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Syrah, Rock Garden Vineyard 2013

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Asian five spice, black plum, and cool ash - that's just the nose. It pushes on to a palate of raw meat and cured olive saturated in an unctuous deep mouthfeel. From the Rocks. It Rocks!

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard designation:
Rock Garden Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
25% new French oak (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
395

Reviews

  • "95 points. More Northern Rhone in style, with lots of red and black fruits, olive, peppered meats and sweet fruit, the 2013 Syrah Rock Garden is seamless, downright sexy and layered on the palate, with a voluptuous, yet classy and focused texture. Like all of the Rhone blends from this estate, it was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged mostly in neutral barrels and puncheons. Give bottles a year or two and enjoy over the following decade." (Robert Parker)
  • "92 points. Firm, focused and distinctive, with an orange peel and tea leaf character that weaves through the blackberry and plum flavors. A hint of pear adds interest to the supple finish. Best from 2018 through 2023. 395 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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