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Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Roasted Slope 2005

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This is the first time we have bottled this wine, as it replaces our "Estate Grown" Syrah that we used to make. This wine is comprised of grapes grown on our old estate (70%) and grapes grown at the Oak Savanna Vineyard (30%). It is a bit fuller-bodied in style than the wine that it replaces. It is also quite a bit darker in color, while retaining the red-fruit flavors and armas that have become the hallmark for this wine. The wine is packed with aromas and flavors of cherries, cranberry, and cassis and spicy notes consiting of vanilla, pepper, and caramel. The wine is quite drinkable now and should age effortlessly for 5-7 years. "Non-member discount! Non-members can still enjoy a 10% discount on case purchases. Note that the discount won't be shown when you place the order, but will be granted during the processing of your payment and confirmed in your order confirmation email. Or simply place your order directly with us by calling during business hours at 805-686-9604."

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Andrew Murray Vineyards:
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love wit... Read more
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love with Syrah that he overstayed his planned three months by almost a year. When he returned home, he earned a degree in viticulture and oenology from U.C. D avis and started his eponymous vineyard and winery, working with growers who mirrored his passion for excellence. He found vineyard owners who matched his desire for perfection, and who farmed their vines to ruinously low yields with the most advanced viticultural methods. Andrew’s razor sharp vision can be surmised succinctly in the company motto, “Handcrafted wines from steep hillside vineyards, planted exclusively to Rhône Varieties.” All of the focus, passion, and dedication have paid off. Today, Andrew Murray Vineyards is considered, “One of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries,” by Robert Parker,Jr. and the editors of Food and Wine magazine were in agreement when they named Andrew as the “Tastemaker Of the Year” in 2004. Read less

Member Reviews for Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Roasted Slope

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Snooth User: BrandonA
39873139
2.50 5
01/21/2009

This wine was not interesting. Opened the bottle had a couple glasses and had no desire to finish the bottle. Let sit and tasted on day 2 and 3 and it was was noticeably better, best on the day 2.


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
4.00 5
07/25/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/29/2006

Huge wine, not quite ready for drinking yet. Syrah with 5% viognier. Nice acidity. Raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors, with plummy notes and a flowery aroma in the back of the throat at the end. Age.


Snooth User: a9
34746214
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 04/12/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Roasted Slope

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis is the first time we have bottled this wine, as it replaces our "Estate Grown" Syrah that we used to make. This wine is comprised of grapes grown on our old estate (70%) and grapes grown at the Oak Savariespinot. It is a bit fuller-bodied in style than the wine that it replaces. It is also quite a bit darker in color, while retaining the red-fruit flavors and armas that have become the hallmark for this wine. The wine is packed with aromas and flavors of cherries, cranberry, and cassis and spicy notes consiting of vanilla, pepper, and caramel. The wine is quite drinkable now and should age effortlessly for 5-7 years.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Andrew Murray Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2005 and all other wine from Andrew Murray Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.



This is the first time we have bottled this wine, as it replaces our "Estate Grown" Syrah that we used to make. This wine is comprised of grapes grown on our old estate (70%) and grapes grown at the Oak Savanna Vineyard (30%). It is a bit fuller-bodied in style than the wine that it replaces. It is also quite a bit darker in color, while retaining the red-fruit flavors and armas that have become the hallmark for this wine. The wine is packed with aromas and flavors of cherries, cranberry, and cassis and spicy notes consiting of vanilla, pepper, and caramel. The wine is quite drinkable now and should age effortlessly for 5-7 years. "Non-member discount! Non-members can still enjoy a 10% discount on case purchases. Note that the discount won't be shown when you place the order, but will be granted during the processing of your payment and confirmed in your order confirmation email. Or simply place your order directly with us by calling during business hours at 805-686-9604."

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