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Lagier Meredith Syrah Mt Veeder 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Dark purple red violet color; tart berry, roasted berry and plum nose; tasty, tight, structured, tart berry, tart plum, red currant, mineral palate; long finish 94 points

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Lagier Meredith Vineyard:
Lagier Meredith Syrah is a vineyard wine. Our responsibility is to safeguard the wine during its passage from vineyard to bottle and to protect it from too much winemaking. Year after year, our vineyard produces wine that is complex, balanced and consummately integrated. It's whole wine that's much more than the sum of its parts. Rich, dark, smooth and seamless. Our Syrah has been de... Read more
Lagier Meredith Syrah is a vineyard wine. Our responsibility is to safeguard the wine during its passage from vineyard to bottle and to protect it from too much winemaking. Year after year, our vineyard produces wine that is complex, balanced and consummately integrated. It's whole wine that's much more than the sum of its parts. Rich, dark, smooth and seamless. Our Syrah has been described as having one foot in the Northern Rhône and one foot in Northern California. The flavor is reminiscent of the Northern Rhône with its spice and white pepper and violet aromas, but it has more extract and body. In many red wines, big color usually means big tannin, but (for reasons we may never understand) our wine is not harshly tannic so it drinks well when it is young. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lagier Meredith Syrah Mt Veeder

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/05/2013

Dark purple red violet color; tart berry, roasted berry and plum nose; tasty, tight, structured, tart berry, tart plum, red currant, mineral palate; long finish 94 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/05/2013

Dark purple red violet color; appealing violet, berry, ripe plum nose; tasty, youthful, tart black fruit, plum, violets palate; medium-plus finish 94 points


Member Reviews for Lagier Meredith Syrah Mt Veeder

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,202
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/08/2014

Fairly pungent nose fruit hints of red plum and strawberry. Easily slides over the tongue on entry and it takes a half a second or so for flavors to be detected—definitely tart cherry. That shows the acid profile. On the edges of the tongue tannin emerges. I would be a tad reluctant to cellar this one for very much longer. However, a very enjoyable wine.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/15/2009

Big juicy berry/blueberry nose. Soft, huge but still elegant. Lightish tannin and acid. So velvety! Not big alcohol? Full mouthfeel. Light spiciness. Still needs some aging. Finesse.


Snooth User: myin
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/28/2008

2005 Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Napa Valley Syrah (Was $55) SKU #1036209 95 points Robert Parker: "I have always enjoyed the elegant, French-styled Syrahs from this winery, and this 2005 appears to be the finest they have yet produced. A beautiful deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, spice, and ground pepper. Displaying a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin, and wood, winemaker/proprietor Carol Meredith has fashioned a brilliant Syrah offering substance and style. With full body, superb balance, a silky texture, and a fascinating mouthfeel, it can be drunk now as well as over the next 7-8 years." (12/07) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Enticing floral, jasmine, wild berry and blueberry scents fold over on the palate, giving this sleek, focused youngster a tight beam of fruit and a touch of sage and game meat. The tannins are ripe and integrated. Drink now through 2013. 940 cases made." (Web 07) 92 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine: "This vintage from Steven Lagier and Carole Meredith's vineyard on Mount Veeder is fuller and deeper in tone than the previous two. It needs several hours in a decanter to spread beyond the confines of new oak and ripe fruit, yielding brighter crushed peppercorn scents. Cellar and then serve it with roast boar." (02/08)


Snooth User: thedude
14856081
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/09/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/04/2009

Never really like Napa Syrah. This was not an exception. monolithic


Snooth User: iamjasonmann
14127850
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Lagier Meredith Syrah Mt Veeder

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/03/2013

An exquisite wine, compelling and complex. Floral perfume, a touch of pepper, elegant and balanced. No sharp edges. And it will get even better for many years to come. Aged for 22 months in neutral French oak barrels.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/17/2013

Consistently one of the great Syrahs made in California is Carol Meredith s offering from Mt. Veeder. Lagier Meredith s stunning 2009 Syrah reveals an opaque ruby/purple hue along with a gloriously intense perfume of roasted meats, herbs, barbecue smoke.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/24/2012

Consistently one of the great Syrahs made in California is Carol Meredith s offering from Mt. Veeder. Lagier Meredith s stunning 2008 Syrah reveals an opaque ruby/purple hue along with a gloriously intense perfume of roasted meats, herbs, barbecue smoke.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/07/2011

Our vineyard produces a distinctive wine with a consistently recognizable flavor from vintage to vintage. The wine is shaped by the physical characteristics of our mountain site -- the shallow soil, the high elevation, the eastern exposure, and the cool sea breeze on summer afternoons. The shallow, well-drained soil restricts the growth of the vines and produces very small berries with intense color and flavor.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

WA 94pts. - WS 91 Pts. - According to Robert Parker: This gorgeous 2007 Syrah Mt. Veeder displays a dense purple color in addition to a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and cool black currants as well as power and richness allied to elegance and burgeoning complexity. Its texture, purity, full-bodied mouthfeel, ethereal style, impeccable precision, and overall high quality suggest it will provide plenty of pleasure for a decade or more. Winemaker Notes - This is our 10th release. Dark berry flavors and a little spice. The same floral aroma we enjoyed in our 2005, but this wine is more lush. Intense, balanced and already complex and it will be even better 10 or 15 years from now.... Rated 90+


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/04/2010

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2007 Lagier Meredith Syrah 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2012

This gorgeous 2007 Syrah Mt. Veeder displays a dense purple color in addition to a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and cool black currants as well as power and richness allied to elegance and burgeoning complexity.


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