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Keller Estate Syrah Sonoma Coast la Cruz Vineyard 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells juicily fruity with floral and quite gamey top notes over a core of slightly reduced boysenberry fruit. There’s pleasing complexity and clarity on the nose. On entry this is surprisingly fruit forward, and it does gain some grip on the mid-palate with some blueberry fruits adding to the core of dark frutti del bosco tones. The finish shows some oak influence as well as a return to violet and pepper tones found on the nose. This shows a fair amount of wood on the finish with its toasty cocoa-tinged edges but it also has a bit of chunky fruit that makes me wonder if this is 100% Syrah. Lots of fun, though and with wonderful fruit. 88pts

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Varietal: Syrah
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Keller Estate:
A visually stunning winery at the gateway to the Sonoma Wine Country. Keller Estate features unique architecture, world-class landscape, original art and elegant wines from a distinct terroir. Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the terrace. Everything you taste at Keller Estate has been grown and produced on site. Highly regarded for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Keller Estate also showcases ... Read more
A visually stunning winery at the gateway to the Sonoma Wine Country. Keller Estate features unique architecture, world-class landscape, original art and elegant wines from a distinct terroir. Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the terrace. Everything you taste at Keller Estate has been grown and produced on site. Highly regarded for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Keller Estate also showcases unique wines available only in the tasting room including Rosé, Pinot Gris, Syrah and sparkling wine. Tasting Room Thursdays thru Sundays from 11:00am to 4:30pm. No reservation required. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Keller Estate Syrah Sonoma Coast la Cruz Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
09/21/2010

This smells juicily fruity with floral and quite gamey top notes over a core of slightly reduced boysenberry fruit. There’s pleasing complexity and clarity on the nose. On entry this is surprisingly fruit forward, and it does gain some grip on the mid-palate with some blueberry fruits adding to the core of dark frutti del bosco tones. The finish shows some oak influence as well as a return to violet and pepper tones found on the nose. This shows a fair amount of wood on the finish with its toasty cocoa-tinged edges but it also has a bit of chunky fruit that makes me wonder if this is 100% Syrah. Lots of fun, though and with wonderful fruit. 88pts


External Reviews for Keller Estate Syrah Sonoma Coast la Cruz Vineyard

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAt first glance, the striking feature of this wine is its color opaque black with a vibrant, blue-red edge. The powerful aromas are of black fruits (blackberry and plum), clove, vanilla along with notes of black pepper, toasty oak and herbs. As the wine opens, it gains a floral quality. The wine is most impressive in the mouth, where descriptors are lavish, velvety, rich, thick, mouth coating, long and concentrated. Absolutely delicious now, but will reward the patient until 2016.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Syrah 2005 and all other wine from Keller Estate are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.



Tasting Notes:

At first glance, the striking feature of this wine is its color~opaque black with a vibrant, blue-red edge. The powerful aromas are of black fruits (blackberry and plum), clove, vanilla along with notes of black pepper, toasty oak and herbs. As the wine opens, it gains a floral quality. The wine is most impressive in the mouth, where descriptors are lavish, velvety, rich, thick, mouth coating, long and concentrated. Absolutely delicious now, but will reward the patient until 2016.


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