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Porter Creek Syrah Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This comes on strongly, with peach, honeysuckle and jasmine aromas on the nose that are joined by alluringly briny green Sicilian olive notes along with layered hickory smoke, green peppercorn, clove and savory grilled beef aromas, with the floral notes eventually turning more toward the violet end of the spectrum. On entry this is a bit tannic and chewy with bright acids supporting blueberry and blue plum skin fruit. This needs some time but already shows an attractive level of richness with a bit of a northern Rhône texture that’s a touch austere. The flavors are slightly reticent, but mimic the nose with its blend of ripe fruit and savory, peppery characteristics. Super promising and decidedly Old World. 92 points

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Porter Creek Winery:
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard de... Read more
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard designated wines of grape varietals from line Burgundy and Rhone. Porter Creek’s wines are a unique, intriguing expression of line true Russian River Valley terroir. They are hignly nuanced wines of power and finesse with a purity and depth of character that is unmatched. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Porter Creek Syrah Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
04/10/2013

This comes on strongly, with peach, honeysuckle and jasmine aromas on the nose that are joined by alluringly briny green Sicilian olive notes along with layered hickory smoke, green peppercorn, clove and savory grilled beef aromas, with the floral notes eventually turning more toward the violet end of the spectrum. On entry this is a bit tannic and chewy with bright acids supporting blueberry and blue plum skin fruit. This needs some time but already shows an attractive level of richness with a bit of a northern Rhône texture that’s a touch austere. The flavors are slightly reticent, but mimic the nose with its blend of ripe fruit and savory, peppery characteristics. Super promising and decidedly Old World. 92 points


Member Reviews for Porter Creek Syrah Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch

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Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/18/2009

Very dark and full-bodied. Loaded with dark fruit and hints of spice.


Snooth User: BearAndSpoon
3279830
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/15/2007

Fantastic. Deep and complex, very dark. Smokey. Oof.




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