Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - Central California Syrah - 2010 Wrath Syrah KW Ranch

During a wonderful long weekend in Napa, we stopped off at the Oxbow Market (a wonderful collection of food shops and restaurants in downtown Napa) and I found a great Wine & Cheese shop. Yes we needed some wine even though we were hitting 9 or 10 wineries  as most of the wine we bought was getting shipped home.  This bottle was recommended by the wonderful person manning the wine section - big and bold was the promise and that sounded great to me!

 Wine: 2010 Wrath Syrah KW Ranch
Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Grape Varieties: Syrah

Obtained from: Purchased at Oxbow Market, Napa, California
Price: $39
Wino4Life Category: Weekend Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Clear, dark dark purple with a pink rim.
Aroma: Intense! Blackberry, spices, licorice, a hint of herbs. 
Taste: Intense again. Big fruit, nicely balanced.  Smooth tannins and a great level of acidity.

The Grade: I give this one an A. A really nice big fruit bomb. I think wines always taste better in Napa (which can be dangerous if you aren't a careful shopper) - but I believe this one would taste good anywhere. We enjoyed it with some acidic goat cheese, and some gouda with black truffles... excellent!

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