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Longboard Vineyards Syrah Russian River Valley 2004

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The 2004 vintage in the Russian River Valley was is remembered as one that delivered a small crop of high quality grapes. The vines budded very early and heat spikes in mid summer assured the crop ripened well with ample natural acidity. Grapes from Jim Ledbetter's Preston Ranch Vineyard, a hillside vineyard overlooking the Russian River, make about 40% of this wine. Grapes from Scott Kerson's vineyard on Fitch mountain, Vino Farm's Silk Road Vineyard and Jeff Webber's ranch on Chalk Hill Road make up the rest. This release of the RRV Syrah shows an inviting minty note that blends into the dark berry character as the wine opens up in the glass. A wild fennel spiciness leads to a lush, velvety mid-palate and reappears on the long finish. As with all the wines of Longboard, the point of this wine is to strike a balance of components that delivers a complex and layered experience that is true to the variety and the growing season.

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Try balance, harmony and nature for starters. Surfing is part sport, part meditation and all working within, rather than against, nature. Winemaking? Pretty similar approach. Both surfers and winemakers reach the summit of their respective crafts when they attain an understanding of, and a respect for, the environment in which they work (and play). Adapting to their surroundings, they achieve peak performance, on the waves and in the vineyards.

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Snooth User: Wezie
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3.50 5
06/11/2009

Color - purple, very dark red Aroma - berry, mint, very nice Taste - smooth, medium-body, intense


Snooth User: AOB
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4.50 5
07/31/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Longboard Vineyards Syrah Russian River Valley

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

Longboard Vineyards Syrah Dakine Vineyard 2004 and all other wine from Longboard Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Inspired by the wines of the Northern RhÔne region, our Russian River Valley Syrah is a spicy little number with an ocean spray-in-your face fresh balance of earthy and fruit notes. Lush, without being heavy, with licorice, blackberry and cola



The 2004 vintage in the Russian River Valley was is remembered as one that delivered a small crop of high quality grapes. The vines budded very early and heat spikes in mid summer assured the crop ripened well with ample natural acidity. Grapes from Jim Ledbetter's Preston Ranch Vineyard, a hillside vineyard overlooking the Russian River, make about 40% of this wine. Grapes from Scott Kerson's vineyard on Fitch mountain, Vino Farm's Silk Road Vineyard and Jeff Webber's ranch on Chalk Hill Road make up the rest. This release of the RRV Syrah shows an inviting minty note that blends into the dark berry character as the wine opens up in the glass. A wild fennel spiciness leads to a lush, velvety mid-palate and reappears on the long finish. As with all the wines of Longboard, the point of this wine is to strike a balance of components that delivers a complex and layered experience that is true to the variety and the growing season.

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