Saturday, June 2, 2007

Rating: ***+ 2004 Rideau Vineyard IC Syrah, Santa Barbara County, CA

Review: This syrah shows as a deep mid-red, pushing an engaging nose of chocolate. On the palate, the chocolate is there again, along with surprisingly bright aromatics. Moderate finish, very pleasant, not quite the depth and heft I was anticipating.

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

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