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Forth Syrah Dry Creek Valley la Rousse Vineyard Forth Ranch 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Light and soil driven on the nose with a bit of milky, maybe American oak showing through. This slowly moves into a more vanilla note that accents the dark, lightly peppery plum fruit of the nose that is backed up with a touch of violet. This is really bright and fresh in the mouth with some fairly assertive, austere tannin poking through the fruit. The oak is featured fairly prominently here with lots of toasty cocoa tones and cedary edges to the somewhat subdued fruit on the mid-palate. On the finish the wood is even more pronounced. This comes off as a bit tough and disjointed. 86pts

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Varietal: Syrah
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Forth Vineyards:
Forth Vineyards, nestled in the hills above the stunningly beautiful Dry Creek Valley in northern Sonoma County wine country, provides guests a unique opportunity to experience the heart and soul of the wine country. Our vines are grown on ten acres of sunwashed, rolling hills on our ranch in the Dry Creek Valley. Six acres of Cabernet vines are divided into three main blocks bearing the names... Read more
Forth Vineyards, nestled in the hills above the stunningly beautiful Dry Creek Valley in northern Sonoma County wine country, provides guests a unique opportunity to experience the heart and soul of the wine country. Our vines are grown on ten acres of sunwashed, rolling hills on our ranch in the Dry Creek Valley. Six acres of Cabernet vines are divided into three main blocks bearing the names of our three children--Rebecca, Joshua and Benjamin. Like our children, each block of Cabernet is unique unto itself. The fruit from each vineyard is harvested and often fermented and barreled separately, providing us with extraordinary components for creating the final blend. Year after year the vineyard around us celebrates the timeless cycle of life . . . the glories of the harvest, the silent mysteries of dormancy, the wonder of regeneration. Each day we observe and participate in this life . . . carefully watching, nurturing, guiding, waiting . . . all in the patient search for balance, in the quiet hope of perfection. Every wine is an expression. It is at the same time tangible and palpable, ephemeral and evanescent. It is the expression of the fruit itself, of the land on which it is grown and the conditions of each growing season. It is also the expression of our philosophy. A philosophy of balance that compels us to sacrifice thousands of valuable clusters each summer to preserve the deep concentration of flavor and rich ripeness in the fruit of each vine. A philosophy of patience that causes us to nurture the wine in barrels for years to achieve just the right nuance and depth of character. Perhaps most of all, it is the expression of passion. A quiet, determined passion that drives us in careful winter pruning to “teach” the vines how to give their best. A caring passion that guides the way we tend the wines as they ferment and mature. And a joyful passion that makes the experience of winemaking a blessing to the soul. Tasting Room Reservations for tours and/or tasting appointments required. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Forth Syrah Dry Creek Valley la Rousse Vineyard Forth Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,175
3.00 5
09/21/2010

Light and soil driven on the nose with a bit of milky, maybe American oak showing through. This slowly moves into a more vanilla note that accents the dark, lightly peppery plum fruit of the nose that is backed up with a touch of violet. This is really bright and fresh in the mouth with some fairly assertive, austere tannin poking through the fruit. The oak is featured fairly prominently here with lots of toasty cocoa tones and cedary edges to the somewhat subdued fruit on the mid-palate. On the finish the wood is even more pronounced. This comes off as a bit tough and disjointed. 86pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
09/14/2010

BBQ Porkchops on the nose, with a red fruit mouth, pretty tart, nice finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
09/14/2010

smokiness on the nose, chimney smoke like. loads of dark jammy qualities on the palate with a little peppery spice, full in body, a hearty wine boasting of fruit


Snooth User: solomania12
13143979
3.50 5
11/05/2010

Dark cherries, pepper, oak, and spice. Gentile acidity. Nice wine.




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