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Syrah 2016

Bedrock Wine Co.

As usual, this one is a ripping bargain for what goes into it. There is a limit to the amount of high-end Syrah we want to make and this is the windfall (wine-fall? Ugh, dad jokes). A blend of Hudson, Weill, Gibson Ranch and a trace of Shake Ridge, the wine saw roughly 40% whole-cluster inclusion and includes/was blended with 2% co-fermented Viognier. Peppery, meaty and full of Syrah violets, this will certainly be our house-wine this winter. Drink 2018-2025

Country:
USA
Region:
North Coast
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
400

Reviews

  • "90 points. The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 North Coast Syrah has a nose of blackberries, cherries and mulberries with pepper and dried herbs notions plus a hint of anise. Medium to full-bodied, earthy and peppery with plenty of fruit and a chewy frame, it has a refreshing lift to the finish. Drink date: 2018 - 2024." (Wine Advocate)
  • "89 points. Bedrock's 2016 Syrah North Coast is soft, fruity and delicious, with attractive floral overtones and a good bit of nuance. In so many vintages, the North Coast Syrah punches above its weight. It offers a good bit of nuance and personality. Vineyard sites are Hudson, Weill, Gibson Ranch and Shake Ridge. The 40% whole clusters add considerable aromatic nuance." (vinous)

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