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Bridlewood Estate Winery Syrah Paso Robles Reserve 2004

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While our Central Coast Selection is designed to blend flavors from five major AVA's ranging from warm climates (region III)with those from cold climate regions (region II). The Reserve Syrah is designed to showcase the best wine that can be assembled in a particular vintage. The selection of blends by the winemaker David Hopkins starts at fermentation and is finalized after aging is almost complete. Cold climate, warm climate, co-fermentation, extended maceration and individual barrel selection all contribute to the assemblage. The wine is a blend of portions from lots of French and American oak that have been selected to showcase the natural fruit flavors that display varietal character. Aging, finning, and racking are lot specific with the final cuvee assembled 18 months after harvest. Flavor profile: Aromas: It opens with spice, blackberry and plum and earthy notes. As it breathes, it's dark berry and plum nose starts to predominate. It finishes with hints of violets, chocolate, coffee and tarry notes after substantial airing. Flavors: Full bodied with soft but powerful tannins, The wine starts with blackberry jam, violets and plum. The fruit flavors of dark berries combine with mouth filling tannins form a long silky Mid-palate and ending with a clean lingering finish. While this wine is already balanced and drinking well, the moderate alcohol acidity and tannin structure will allow this wine to improve with additional cellaring and drink well for an additional five years. Blend Composition: SYRAH TANNAT PETITE SIRAH VIOGNIER Bottling Analysis: ALC: 14.5 % Cases Produced 2200

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Bridlewood Estate Winery:
Bridlewood Winery was designed for high-quality, artisan winemaking. Just inside the adobe façade of this Spanish-style winery, state-of-the-art equipment is the order of the day: pneumatic bladder presses, temperature controlled fermenters, gentle grape and wine handling systems, and the finest European and American oak barrels. Our intimate winery is the perfect workshop for winemaker Davi... Read more
Bridlewood Winery was designed for high-quality, artisan winemaking. Just inside the adobe façade of this Spanish-style winery, state-of-the-art equipment is the order of the day: pneumatic bladder presses, temperature controlled fermenters, gentle grape and wine handling systems, and the finest European and American oak barrels. Our intimate winery is the perfect workshop for winemaker David Hopkins, who selects grapes from dozens of Central Coast vineyards to create his intense , lush Pinot Noir, aromatic Viognier and elegant Chardonnay. Each wine is as unique as the Bridlewood property itself. Read less

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Snooth User: abielagus
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4.00 5
06/25/2009

Really complex and rich with a caramel finish


Snooth User: Andreingistov
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4.00 5
10/21/2010

A nice Santa Barbara County syrah at a good price.


Snooth User: Guerllamo7
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4.50 5
02/08/2010

Full full 4.25

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Very strong Syrah

Snooth User: Shellyfish26
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3.50 5
02/08/2010

Three and a half glasses



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While our Central Coast Selection is designed to blend flavors from five major AVA's ranging from warm climates (region III)with those from cold climate regions (region II). The Reserve Syrah is designed to showcase the best wine that can be assembled in a particular vintage. The selection of blends by the winemaker David Hopkins starts at fermentation and is finalized after aging is almost complete. Cold climate, warm climate, co-fermentation, extended maceration and individual barrel selection all contribute to the assemblage. The wine is a blend of portions from lots of French and American oak that have been selected to showcase the natural fruit flavors that display varietal character. Aging, finning, and racking are lot specific with the final cuvee assembled 18 months after harvest. Flavor profile: Aromas: It opens with spice, blackberry and plum and earthy notes. As it breathes, it's dark berry and plum nose starts to predominate. It finishes with hints of violets, chocolate, coffee and tarry notes after substantial airing. Flavors: Full bodied with soft but powerful tannins, The wine starts with blackberry jam, violets and plum. The fruit flavors of dark berries combine with mouth filling tannins form a long silky Mid-palate and ending with a clean lingering finish. While this wine is already balanced and drinking well, the moderate alcohol acidity and tannin structure will allow this wine to improve with additional cellaring and drink well for an additional five years. Blend Composition: SYRAH TANNAT PETITE SIRAH VIOGNIER Bottling Analysis: ALC: 14.5 % Cases Produced 2200

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