Creamy red berries greet the nose along with a gentle underlay of spice with hints of pink peppercorns and red flowers along with well-judged vanil... Read more
This offers up very complex aromas of sweet candied fruits, dried hay, smoky oak, diesel exhaust, forest floor, raw beef and a really strong black ... Read more
Very oaky aroma, with nuttiness. The fruit comes out more in the palate, with blackberries and cherries. I really like how they play into the fi... Read more
Food Pairings for Jorian Hill Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley Beespoke
Editorial Reviews for Jorian Hill Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley Beespoke
Creamy red berries greet the nose along with a gentle underlay of spice with hints of pink peppercorns and red flowers along with well-judged vanilla and caramel notes. This is lovely, entering the mouth with freshness and brightness. There's an initial whack of something vaguely medicinal, minty and spice which is followed by rich yet fresh berry and plum fruits. The really attractive thing here is the texture, which remains rather dry and elegant for this style of wine. Some pomegranate and wild cherry pop on the back end along with a little sweet vanilla oak, with everything coming together quite nicely in the moderately long finish. The flavors on the finale seem a bit candied, but the texture of this wine remains fresh. 91pts
This offers up very complex aromas of sweet candied fruits, dried hay, smoky oak, diesel exhaust, forest floor, raw beef and a really strong black tea top note. Nicely rich and quite bright with succulent acidity lending this a red fruited character. The tannins creep up on the mid-palate and really begin to assert themselves, adding an autumnal character to the forest floor and dried herb notes. The finish is a bit clipped by the tannins, though the brief flash of red fruit is pure and fresh. This may sort itself out with a little time but the tannins are a bit too dominant at this point. The wine is aromatically quite decadent, though, which does bode well for the future. 89pts
Very oaky aroma, with nuttiness. The fruit comes out more in the palate, with blackberries and cherries. I really like how they play into the finish, which maintains a good slightly tart body with a little hint of jam.
Oats, honey and cherries on the nose with a hint of eucalyptus. An inky and full bodied wine, with lots of red and black fruit, black olive, black pepper and a hint of medicine on the finish.
Tons of complexity in the nose - seems to shapeshift with every inhalation. Really well integrated wood notes with cayenne pepper and fresh fruit, a bit of creaminess. The attack is very tart, with a smooth finish.
Heavy oaky port aroma, banana, black fruit.
Berries with a nice background of tropical fruits and a very slight hint of black pepper. Will be great with cold steak dishes.
External Reviews for Jorian Hill Red Rhone Blend Santa Ynez Valley Beespoke
In the center of Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley is the home to famed Rhone Rangers of California who discovered that the warm climate and hillside vineyards make this region the ideal microclimate for Rhone Valley varietals like Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. Jorian Hills is a newcomer to the scene but they've made a strong commitment and are turning out some delicious wines like this ripe, fruity 2005 Syrah. Blended with just 10% Sangiovese this succulent red dispels all the notions of tannic, hard-edged Syrah. Red cherry, strawberry and a hint of peppery spice characterize this good value good drinking Rhone Ranger red. Grab it while it's ON SALE!
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