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Lionheart Wines Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2007

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This Syrah is a blend of Syrah from three vineyards - Stophlman and White Hawk vineyards in Santa Barbara county with a bit of Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley. The wine is fruiter and jammier than the 2005 Eaglepoint Ranch Syrah. The Syrah from the Stophlman and Teldeschi vineyards were both co-fermented with 3% viognier to enhance the aromatics and help with color fixation. The wine is a bright, opaque ruby/violet with ruby rim color. The wine has a clean pronounced intensity nose with aromas of black olive, jam, raspberry, baking spices(clove, allspice), orange peel, mineral, dark cherry, earth, smoke, hint of coffee/espresso, vanilla, violets, and pomegranate. The wine has a tart medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, medium soft, fine-grained tannins with medium+ intensity flavors matching the aromas, and espresso with orange peel on the medium+ finish. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.78 TA: 6.4 grams/liter Bottling Date: March 15, 2008 Release Date: July 19, 2008 Total Produced: 37 Cases

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Lionheart Wines:
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco.... Read more
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco. We donate 5% of each purchase when you specify which charity you would like to support. We have donated $2044.73 so far and hoping to greatly increase that number! The Lionheart School is having it's annual wine charity auction on January 23, 2010. Please consider making a donation to help them build a permanent home! Please explore the web site to find out more about our wines and how to purchase the wines. We have provided suggested food pairings along with the supporting recipes for your dining pleasure. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lionheart Wines Syrah Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
10/30/2009

Intensely Chocolaty on the nose with a spicy, tropical fruit/ orange peel tone and perfumed, brambly, juniper scented blackberry fruit. A bit chunky and even chewy in the mouth but with refreshingly raw tannins and nicely balanced acidity. The wine is a touch drying at this stage but is well balanced with a blackberry candy note on the mid-palate that contrasts with bitter chocolate, espresso and slightly medicinal notes lurking in the fruit. This feels a bit better than it tastes at this point but it can certainly improve with some age. 89pts


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3.50 5
10/30/2009

Dark fruit nose with a little bit of clay and earth. The flavors are tart, full of chocolate and ripe raspberry, juicy and thick, with good spice and acidity. A fresh and approachable wine with some drying tannins.


External Reviews for Lionheart Wines Syrah Dry Creek Valley

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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

This Syrah is a blend of Syrah from three vineyards - Stophlman and White Hawk vineyards in Santa Barbara County with a bit of Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley. The wine is fruiter and jammier than the 2005 Eaglepoint Ranch Syrah. The Syrah from the Stophlman and Teldeschi vineyards were both co-fermented with 3% Viognier to enhance the aromatics and help with color fixation. The wine is a bright, opaque ruby/violet with ruby rim color. The wine has a clean pronounced intensity nose with aromas of black olive, jam, raspberry, baking spices(clove, allspice), orange Peel, mineral, dark cherry, earth, smoke, hint of coffee/espresso, vanilla, violets, and pomegranate. The wine has a tart medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, medium soft, fine-grained tannins with medium+ intensity flavors matching the aromas, and espresso with orange Peel on the medium+ finish. Analysis: alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.78 TA: 6.4 grams/liter



This Syrah is a blend of Syrah from three vineyards - Stophlman and White Hawk vineyards in Santa Barbara county with a bit of Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley. The wine is fruiter and jammier than the 2005 Eaglepoint Ranch Syrah. The Syrah from the Stophlman and Teldeschi vineyards were both co-fermented with 3% viognier to enhance the aromatics and help with color fixation. The wine is a bright, opaque ruby/violet with ruby rim color. The wine has a clean pronounced intensity nose with aromas of black olive, jam, raspberry, baking spices(clove, allspice), orange peel, mineral, dark cherry, earth, smoke, hint of coffee/espresso, vanilla, violets, and pomegranate. The wine has a tart medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, medium soft, fine-grained tannins with medium+ intensity flavors matching the aromas, and espresso with orange peel on the medium+ finish. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.78 TA: 6.4 grams/liter Bottling Date: March 15, 2008 Release Date: July 19, 2008 Total Produced: 37 Cases

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