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Davis Family Vineyards Syrah Guyzer Block Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) 2006 Davis Family Syrah Guyzer Block Russian River A sensational discovery, this 2006 Syrah from a two and one-half acre block was co-fermented with 3% Viognier. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an exquisite nose of blackberries, spring flowers, earth, and subtle wood. In the mouth, the wine exhibits beautiful concentration, peppery, creme de cassis flavors, good acidity, and ripe tannin. Its seamlessness, purity, complexity, and length are all impressive. It can be drunk now and over the next 5-7 years. Wine Advocate # 177 Jun 2008A terrific Syrah. Fresh, ripe and concentrated, read more...with vivid plum, blackberry and raspberry fruit that's zesty, complex and balanced, gaining depth, richness, complexity and length. Drink now through 2012. 600 cases made. JL 2008 12 years ago Guy planted 2 acres of Chave clone Syrah in our Estate vineyard that has grown into a cult favorite amongst Syrah fans. Inspired by the wines of Cote Rotie in the Northern Rhone, this cool climate gem is fermented with a small portion of Viognier grapes to boost extraction and aromas. This block named after Guy is always our last to harvest, usually into the first week of November. The wine always reflects a harmony between its Old World roots/techniques and the California sunshine in which it is grown the combination is all about complexity the aromas open with peppery red and black fruits that are enhanced by violets and sun baked herbs a smoky nuance will surface as it opens in the glass, the layers keep unfolding through the meal, showing its exotic side right through to the mouthcoating finish. This Syrah was featured in the February 2008 issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine in their cover story "The Worlds Best Syrahs" Guy Davis is extremely proud of this wine each vintage, only 440 cases have been made. This is a California Wine (hide)