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Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch 2006

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2006 Rhys Vineyards Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 750ml

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Winery: Rhys
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Our overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads us to an approach that includes: * A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producin... Read more
At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Our overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads us to an approach that includes: * A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard * Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character * Natural winemaking with minimal intervention These core tenets help us produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,291
4.50 5
01/22/2009

Very high toned, sweet wood spice, arugula, bitter greens, dark cherry, elegant and lean smelling yet intense with green melon rind and green tobacco notes framing the fruit. Gains a meatier edge with air, yielding a touch of prosciutto and bacon fat and a funky mineral note. Bright and lean in the mouth yet with superb intensity of fruit. Spicy white pepper tinged berry fruit, a transparent feeling with a sense of soil and mineral, chalk with a touch of salt cutting through the hard candy black raspberry/rainier cherry fruit. A bit spicy on the finish with freshness added by the gentle green tones of herb and arugula, and a gentle caress of wood. Very un-Californian but compelling and delicious. Really fine length as well. Could be a bit more complex, perhaps with time, but this is eminently drinkable. 93pts

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External Reviews for Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2010

Ruby-red. Varietally expressive nose displays peppery red and dark berries, mocha, woodsmoke and dried flowers. Fleshy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain depth with air, taking a turn to boysenberry and plum. Dusty tannins add grip to the... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2006 Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2006 Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 01/24/2009

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2005 Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch 750ml



2006 Rhys Vineyards Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 750ml

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