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Fife l'Attitude 2005

Member Review by Derek67:

A very interesting wine that is bone dry and a bit tannic. Let it breathe for a while, as the fruit opens up (cherry/berry) and the tannins settle.

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Region: USA » California » Mendocino
Winery: Fife Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Fife Vineyards:
Fife Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery producing wines that express their terroir and a European sensibility. They are food-friendly wines based on red Bordeaux, Rhône and Zinfandel varietals. We strive to avoid over-ripeness, excess oak and high alcohol, which we believe would mask the unique terroir driven flavors of our wines.

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Snooth User: Derek67
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/13/2008

A very interesting wine that is bone dry and a bit tannic. Let it breathe for a while, as the fruit opens up (cherry/berry) and the tannins settle.


Snooth User: Mark1975
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/15/2010

Holding strong. Loads of maturing tannin with fruit and oak on center stage. Nice red for cold nights.


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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Let me start with an observation about what this wine does NOT have… <i>Attitude!</i> In my opinion, that is all for the good. If you want oenological arrogance and show-off flavors, look elsewhere. This is a well crafted and modest wine. Not a “little” wine, but rather an understated, interesting wine to explore and “get to know” over the course of a meal. There’s a nice meld of berries, tobacco, and earth here - a Rhone-style chorus singing over a soft continuo of tannins and restrained alcohol. With these varietals sourced from the Mendocino hills, perhaps the wine would be better named <i>Attitude!</i>. Whatever the name, it is a real treat to find wines like this for a mere twenty bucks. You’d pay three times as much for real <i>Attitude!</i>!



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