Saturday, June 2, 2007

Rating: ***+ 2004 Rideau Vineyard IC Chateau Duplantier, Santa Ynez, CA

Review: This is a Rhone-style blend based on a syrah base. It shows as a mid-ruby brick color, pushing a clean fruity nose of cherry. The flavor, one I consider the classic "Rhone purple", carries a nice base of smooth tannins to lead the finish. Could age.

This wine was sampled as part of our brief expedition cruising Santa Ynez Valley.

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