Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Bennett Valley Marie's Block 2006
2006 Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Maries Block Dry Stack Vineyard Bennett Valley Sonoma92pts: "Shows wonderful complexity, richness and depth, with deep, perfumed floral, lavender, wild berry, blackberry and spicy, leathery scents that provide a great range of flavor. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2014." - JLonly 300 cases producedThis wine was aged for 14 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered and unfined. If you plan on drinking this wine in 2008, we recommend double decanting 24 hours in advance. Here are the official tasting notes: "Inky purple/black in color with an impressive array of aromas including blackberry pie, espresso, acacia flower, crushed pepper, bacon fat and cigar box. The lush palate of blueberry, black raspberry, licorice, earth, and toasty oak continue to the intense and complex finish. A beautiful marriage of intense, yet balanced fruit, and a striking multi-layered finish"WINEMAKERRussell Bevan is one of the rising stars of the wine world and is currently making wine for his own label, Bevan Cellars, our label and Showket Vineyards in Napa Valley. His unparalleled passion for wines and winemaking has yielded a 90+ point score for all four of the Dry Stack wines released.DRY STACK VINEYARDLocated in Bennett Valley, one of the coldest AVAs in California, Dry Stack Vineyard was planted in 2001 with 5 clones of Syrah, 2 clones of Grenache, an Italian clone ofSauvignon Blanc and 2 clones of Roussanne. On the very edge of being too cool to ripen Syrah and Grenache, Bennett Valleys climate allows longer hang-time, enablingour fruit to fully mature and achieve physiologically ripeness without excessive heat. With buyers like Pax and DuMol, Dry Stack fruit has been in several bottlings thatscored over 90 points from both Parker and Wine Spectator.
The folks at Dry Sack Sherry felt Dry Stack Cellars might be confused with their brand, so they ‘requested’ we change our winery’s name. Our new name is Grey Stack Cellars. Nothing changes but the name. The labels will look the same, the web site will work the same and most importantly of all, we still make the same great wine.
Editorial Reviews for Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Bennett Valley Marie's Block
Tight and dark with coffee bean, reticent baked black cherry, oak spice, herb, mint and sharp mineral notes but so reticent this is tight, Tight, TIGHT. Big and polished with a lovely sweetness in the mouth which is cut by the good acid and surprising mineral edge. Tight on the palate as well this is actually very elegant if large scaled and showing just a touch of heat. The core of big, grapy fruit remains coy but one sees glimpses of its freshness and depth. This has great balance and a layered feel that leads to a long finish with pure spicy loganberry fruit and a fine mineral finale. This needs 2-3 years but looks like it’s going to rock. 94pts
Heated, bright red fruit nose. Palate is hot, bright, sharp, processed, hot, HOT, with rough tannins and leather, and a bit of medicine.
External Reviews for Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Bennett Valley Marie's Block
Shows wonderful complexity, richness and depth, with deep, perfumed floral, lavender, wild berry, blackberry and spicy, leathery scents that provide a great range of flavor. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2014. 300 cases made.... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2006 Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Marie's Block 750ml
The 2005 Syrah Marie's Block boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as a stunning bouquet of smoky blackberries, licorice, mocha, and acacia flowers. Impressively-textured, full-bodied, and pure, it should be even better after bottling. This is an e... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2005 Dry Stack Cellars Syrah Marie's Block 750ml