Neyers Syrah Napa Valley 2006
Syrah can take on many forms, depending on where it is grown, how it is farmed, and how a winemaker handles the grapes. Each version has its own set of charms, and few things at Neyers Vineyards have been as rewarding to us as watching the development of our various Syrah bottlings over the past 15 years. Weve made wines that have been, to quote the worlds most celebrated wine journalist, hedonistic fruit bombs. Weve made wines with far more subtlety -- wines that we think displayed grace and complexity. And weve made wines that have focused on the new world themes of ripe fruit and drink-ability. This bottling, from a parcel of young Napa Valley vines, is a new take for us; a Syrah that simply begs to be drunk and enjoyed for the sheer pleasure that red wine lovers like me look for in their everyday wines. Examine the color, smell the aroma, and taste it. Youll see.
Editorial Reviews for Neyers Syrah Napa Valley
A nice nose with some sweet, woody spices but also fine plum and slightly candied dark cherry fruit. With air this really picks up a lot of candied ginger though, a touch of game and roasted green herb and sassafras edge are lurking – Very fluid in the mouth, fairly noticeable acids and polished tannins support a big somewhat spicy bitter cherry fruit and root beer toned mid-palate. Rather restrained and almost lean, lets say focused on the backend with a very nice, crisp finish, that reveals a bit of wood tannin splinteriness on the finish. Perhaps a touch simple and with a short finish but fresh and balanced 89pts
Ruby red color. Aroma is bright, slightly heated with a nice scent of blackberry jam. Flavors are potent, very bright ripe cherries with tannins hiding away until the finish, where they feature prominently alongside black licorice and leather.
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