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2007 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley

2007 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley

This wine is a blend of Ray Teldeschi's vineyard syrah, Dry Creek Valley (89%), Eaglepoint Ranch Vineyard Grenache (6%), Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley (3%) and Eaglepoint Ranch Vineyard Petite Sirah (2%).

The wine is an opaque ruby with slight purple core transitioning to a purple rim.  The medium intensity nose has aromas of floral (white), black cherry, black olive, red cherry, strawberry, cracked black pepper and warm spices.  The palate has medium+ acidity, medium+ fine-grained tannins, long length with complex, layered flavors matching the aroma plus warm spices on entry, cracked white pepper and pomegranite and on the finish.  It is a very pleasant mouth-watering mouthfeel just begging to be had with a rich meat-based dish.

Alcohol: 15.0%
pH: 3.88
TA: 5.1 grams / liter
Bottled: February 25, 2009
Release: October 7, 2009
Production: 50 cases

Bronze medal - 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

87 points -- "A ripe, lush wine, the 2007 Lionheart Wines Syrah Dry Creek Valley has lot of plum, briar, earth and chocolate aromas on the nose.  The palate is medium bodied with a soft, upfront feel, lots of sweet fruit and an enjoyable finish.  This should be a crowd pleaser to drink over the next 3 to 5 years.", The Rhone Report, Nov. 2009

Price: $35 - retail; $29.75 - wine club
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