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Amador Foothill Winery Katie's Cote Shenandoah Valley Syrah Grenache 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

51% Syrah/49% Grenache Lots of cigar box and sweet vanilla laced tones on the nose dominate the blackberry and black plum note though intriguing notes of violet, black pepper and thyme slowly emerge from the glass. Slinky entry is immediately delicious with crisp herb inflected black fruits that have great intensity yet are not clumsy or thick. The wood adds a bit too much sweetness here yet the ample spice tones with hints of cinnamon, black pepper and juniper add a nice contrast on the back end. This finishes with a touch too much wood induced sweetness again but the tannins are lovely and crisp so this should take another year or two of age well, allowing the wood tones to soften and integrate. Very aromatic and cedary in the mouth at times, this is a rich, gutsy wine with good promise. 88pts

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Variety: Rhone Blend
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Amador Foothill Winery:
Our family-owned winery started producing wines in the California Shenandoah Valley in 1980. Today we produce 5,000 cases annually of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Rosato of Sangiovese, Aglianico and a Rhone-style blend called Katie's Cote.

Editorial Reviews for Amador Foothill Winery Katie's Cote Shenandoah Valley Syrah Grenache

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.50 5
07/31/2009

51% Syrah/49% Grenache Lots of cigar box and sweet vanilla laced tones on the nose dominate the blackberry and black plum note though intriguing notes of violet, black pepper and thyme slowly emerge from the glass. Slinky entry is immediately delicious with crisp herb inflected black fruits that have great intensity yet are not clumsy or thick. The wood adds a bit too much sweetness here yet the ample spice tones with hints of cinnamon, black pepper and juniper add a nice contrast on the back end. This finishes with a touch too much wood induced sweetness again but the tannins are lovely and crisp so this should take another year or two of age well, allowing the wood tones to soften and integrate. Very aromatic and cedary in the mouth at times, this is a rich, gutsy wine with good promise. 88pts




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