Editorial Reviews for Three Coins Syrah
Lots of blueberry fruit greets the nose along with some nuanced notes of grilled meats, toasty oak, a touch of black pepper and some fresh balsamic notes. There's plenty of oak here, with lots of vanilla and toasty, oaky flavors wrapped around the core of blackberry and blueberry fruit. There's a pleasant astringency to the tannins, which helps to balance out some of the light sweetness this shows on the mid-palate. The finish is a bit spicier, with more toasty oak and vanilla than fruit, but decent length. A bit rough around the edges and showing some heat, but offers a lot of wine. 87pts
Smells like roast venison, herbs, cracked pepper, dried juniper, salty/sweet, with a touch of wet dog. There’s a bit of the caramel, chocolate oak that runs through of these wines as well but it’s well in the background. Medium bodied, bright and juicy with super fine tannins give this a silky feel. The fruit has a subtle wild edge to it bridging blackberries and boysenberries. It’s an easy wine to like, well balanced, fruit forward but not vulgar. With a clean, crisp finish that offers a bit of espresso and black pepper on the finale with just a hint of wood tannin that needs to resolve. 88pts
A bit hot and very chocolaty some sweet roasty fruit, a bit of toasty oak and some candied floral tones add a bit of complexity. Light on the palate with some attractive raspberry fruit edged in chocolate and spice tones, really soft tannins give the wine some volume in the mouth and come to the fore on the backend which features some candied fruit with a touch of earth and wood spice on the finale. A nicely balanced, easygoing style of Syrah that is a bit simple but retains nice structure. 86pts
Plum blueberry and blackberry jam with some spices coursing through. Smooth with nice acidity and balanced flavors.
Teriyaki beef jerky aromas. The wine is juicy and big, with fresh blackberry fruit, olives and cocoa, and a long finish of tar and earth.
The nose is very striking; full of smoked porkbellies and cayenne pepper with a touch of blackberry. The mouth is a bit sweet and peppery, with mild tannins and acidity that gives it moderate length.
Dark baked fruit nose of plums, dates, with some toasted barley. Very fruity, licorice taste - good mouthfeel, smooth and rich.
Nice mineral nose with bramble flavors and bright acidity. Lovely purple hue. Good structure, tart finish, lots of fruit, but in balance. Very nice.
From the Beverage Testing Institute World Wine Championships: 86 Points. Silver Medal. Deep amethyst color. Blackberry creme brulee, coconut oil, and pink peppercorn aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with pomegranate and green apple notes. Finishes with tangy, firm, powdery tannin fade. Give this a little time. (tasted on Jun-01-2009)
This wine won a double gold medal at the 2009 Jerry Mead's New World International Wine Competition, and a silver medal at the 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
Food Pairings for Three Coins Syrah
Mild aromas of vanilla, black raspberries, cocoa, and oak spice with a silky, dryish medium body and a tart, berry, tomato skin, and cedar finish with firm tannins. Give this a year or two.
148 cases produced.
Aged 20 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 14.6%||pH: 3.9|
|Sugar: 0.1 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 0.61 grams per liter|