Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Wellington Vineyards Syrah, Sonoma Valley, California, 2009 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Wellington Vineyards Syrah, Sonoma Valley, California, 2009, finished at 15.2% alcohol.


In the glass: Deep black red with purple at the edge, opaque from about a quarter inch in.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep and slightly funky ripe black plums.  From the aroma, seems like this will be layered, deep, vibrant and aromatic.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated.  Fresh black plums and blackberry form the flavor spine, with bright purple acids and still-apparent acids holding the overall sip together.  Quite strong and classic.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus for classic power on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Excellent value.

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