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Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

This Syrah has a rustic but elegant nature: aromas of raspberry, black pepper, smoked sausage and cloves prevail, while full-bodied but integrated flavors of anise, pepper and berry follow. The wine is robust but has a velvety character and a spicy finish.

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Pine Ridge Vineyard:
With meticulous attention to detail and a knowledge developed over 30 years of continuity, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces hand-crafted Chardonnays and Bordeaux blends that showcase 225 acres of estate vineyards across the Napa Valley. Poised and balanced, these finely-crafted wines reflect a distinctly classic style, serving as an elegant complement to food today or aging gracefully into th... Read more
With meticulous attention to detail and a knowledge developed over 30 years of continuity, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces hand-crafted Chardonnays and Bordeaux blends that showcase 225 acres of estate vineyards across the Napa Valley. Poised and balanced, these finely-crafted wines reflect a distinctly classic style, serving as an elegant complement to food today or aging gracefully into the future. Visit us in the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap district to taste our award-winning wines, schedule a tour of our Cabernet caves or a food and wine pairing seminar, or have us host your next business event. Read less

External Reviews for Porcupine Ridge Syrah

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This Syrah has a rustic but elegant nature: aromas of raspberry, black pepper, smoked sausage and cloves prevail, while full-bodied but integrated flavors of anise, pepper and berry follow. The wine is robust but has a velvety character and a spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A second-label offering from the famed Boekenhoutskloof estate, Porcupine Ridge over-delivers with intense black fruit flavors, hints of earth, and luscious coffee and chocolate notes. It strikes a stylistic balance between Old World and New.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

All of these Porcupine Ridge Wines are excellent values. The medium to dark ruby-colored 2000 Syrah has a sexy, sweaty, black raspberry and blackberry-scented nose. This Northern Rhône-like Syrah is filled with sweet black raspberries, currants, and hints of leather. It could easily pass for a top-flight St. Joseph. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fresh, with an iron note running through the black tea, braised fig and dark cherry fruit notes. There's a nice plush edge to the open-knit finish. Drink now.




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