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2006 Addison Vineyards North Coast Syrah

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This Rhone-style wine from California’s North Coast region offers aromas and flavors of black cherry and chocolate, with a mild earthen impression.

Varietal: Syrah Vintage: 2006
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About This Wine

Syrah has long been the star of red Rhone wines in France, and the blockbuster Shiraz bottlings of Australia.

Now, in the United States, no red varietal is growing faster in popularity than Syrah. Its sales are rising each year, eclipsing the percentage rise in Zinfandel and Merlot. Granted, Syrah started from a smaller base, but there are signs that it’s just warming up to grab hold of the palates of American wine consumers and not let go.

Giving Syrah a big boost is an organization called The Rhone Rangers, consisting of wineries, growers and consumers dedicated to introducing and educating people to what fabulous wines American-grown Syrah can produce.

Syrah is packed with flavor, color and a tannin structure that’s built to last. It works well either as a single varietal — as in this featured selection from Addison Vineyards — or in complex blends. It has the historic credentials for fine winemaking, and today produces world-class wines, as the Addison rendition deliciously demonstrates.

About Syrah

Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Syrah
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in California’s North Coast Win
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Mild Earthen Notes and Chocolate
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2010
  • Food Pairing Suggestionpolenta with Stilton and fresh herbs, or a lamb & rice casserole.

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46 Reviews

    Very light and lots of flavor. Enjoyed just having a glass while reading.

    3/21/2009 Deborah Morris
    • Rater Rank 1,978
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.16666666667

    Full bodied, with a fruit finish.. enjoyed it before and during dinner..

    3/29/2009 Linda C.
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Undrinkable - I couldn't even finish the one glass I poured. Tastes like a headache.

    3/31/2009 Jocelyn Sanders
    • Rater Rank 2,776
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2.5

    I really enjoyed this full-bodied wine. It is definitely worth a try.

    4/01/2009 Kaye Petit
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Served the Syrah with guests last evening, the response was that it tasted like 'liquid gold'! They were highly impressed.

    4/05/2009 Judy Stutzman
    • Number of Ratings 1

    At least , "equal to" Robert Mondavi's various cabernets , if not superior ....

    4/06/2009 Frank Kowalski ( N.Va.)
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Wow - raspberry, strawberry and pepper. This wine is really good. I'm a little shocked by the price. Very good value.

    4/07/2009 Justin Davis
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Fantastic wine - had it with Lamb last night and it paired beautifully!

    4/07/2009 Silvia Jones
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Enjoyed with lamb chops and mushroom risotto.

    5/08/2009 Deirdre Halliburton
    • Number of Ratings 1

    I loved it! smooth and enjoyable.

    7/02/2009 Shirley Faulkner
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This Syrah ranked at the top of my scale for Syrah's. This is one smooth and gentle yet with powerful tastes and blends that tickle your palate. Excelent with grilled beef.

    7/03/2009 Byron Cisneros
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very smooth with a nice finish.Exceptional wine at this price.Wife and I really enjoyed it.

    7/15/2009 Doyle & LuAnn Carter
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Dark opaque purple color, extremely rich flavors with a little chocolate cherry aftertaste.

    5/09/2010 Scott Reich
    • Rater Rank 2
    • Number of Ratings 193
    • Average 3.86528497409

    Was good with ou chicken dish. we ahd a glass after supper, was not a wine to drink without food.

    9/02/2010 Gerald Filbert
    • Rater Rank 1,283
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.875

    During our recent "girls only cookie bake weekend" I provided this wine for our fondue dinner and everyone loved it and would like me to get more! The merlot I also brought was not raved about so much but still enjoyed.

    12/22/2010 Jennifer Hammons
    • Number of Ratings 1

    I prefer whites, but really enjoyed this red

    1/28/2011 Eileen
    • Rater Rank 1,628
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    good flavor, great legs

    2/07/2011 stephanie houston
    • Number of Ratings 1

    A bit of a drye wine a bit of a dryer wine than I normall drink ut I found myself enjoying it ! than I normally deink but I found myself enjoying it !

    2/12/2011 Pamela Poock
    • Rater Rank 1,547
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3.5

    I recently joined the wine club and the first and only wine tasted so far was the 2011 3 Muses Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon. Didn't really like it Founhd that it left an aftertaste and was a bit on the raspy side.

    7/30/2012 David S. Barros
    • Rater Rank 955
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 2


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