2006 Syrah, Shanel Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Publications

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2008

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Review

The Shanel Vineyard Syrah includes 3% Viognier, but it is less noticeable at this stage. An opaque purple color is followed by enormous quantities of blackberries intermixed with tapenade, acacia flowers, and truffles. Full-bodied, meaty, and dense, it cuts an even broader mouthfeel than its sibling. It, too, can be drunk over the next decade.

Wine

2006 Syrah, Shanel Vineyard, Sonoma Coast