Lost Canyon Syrah Sonoma Coast Stage Gulch Vineyard 2005
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The Sonoma Coast has developed a reputation for long growing seasons with a balance of cool breezes, foggy mornings, and sunny afternoons. This leads to longer hang times that really enhance the character of this Syrah. This Stage Gulch Syrah was picked at the end of October. The wine is a beautiful deep purple in color. It has an intricate group of flavors from blackberry, leather, tobacco, and spice. The wine has complex tannins and crisp acidity. We produced less than 250 cases of this wine. Technical Notes: Harvest Dates: October 25 Vineyard: Stage Gulch Appellation: Sonoma Coast Sugar: 24mg/100ml Brix: 25 Bottle Date: August 12 Acid: 0.71 pH: 3.75 Time in Oak: 11 months Age of Barrels: 50% new- 50% 1 year Cooper: St. Martin Wine Alcohol: 14% Return to Lost Canyon Wine List
This is an easy-drinking, juicy, lush wine that encouraged me to take BIG mouthfuls rather than sips. The only problem I had with this wine was that I ran out when all I wanted was more. It went brilliantly with BBQ'd top sirloin with Agent White's famous bleu-cheese-creamy-mushroom sauce. Recommended!
nice nose and taste of red fruit. well-balanced.
Very full at the front, with great bold and heavy flavors on the palate, but fails to deliver a sufficient finish and completeness that a Syrah at this price point should exhibit. Possible I didn't let it breathe long enough, but didn't show signs of rounding out at the end of the day.
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Rich and palate coating. It has an intricate group of flavors from blackberry and leather to tobacco and spice. The wine has complex tannins and crisp acidity. Less than 150 cases produced!