Roshambo Syrah Sonoma County Justice 2005

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Justice is Swift to fill your nostrils with memories of violets and plums. Justice is Strong with flavors of ripe currant and smoky bacon. Justice is Omniscient – you cannot hide from the long, lush finish of chocolate and blueberry. Come to roshambo. Taste Justice. You'll hammer the gavel and hand down the verdict, "Justice is Syrah." (Justice is also the name of Naomi's beautiful boy, in case you were wondering).

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Roshambo Winery:
Roshambo Winery was born of the simple idea that serious wines became, well, a little too serious. It's the brainchild of maverick Wine Hero Naomi Brilliant, granddaughter of the late and great Sonoma County grape grower, Frank Johnson. Our small, independent winery was named after the West Coast slang for the ancient children's game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," and with our annual RPS Tournament... Read more
Roshambo Winery was born of the simple idea that serious wines became, well, a little too serious. It's the brainchild of maverick Wine Hero Naomi Brilliant, granddaughter of the late and great Sonoma County grape grower, Frank Johnson. Our small, independent winery was named after the West Coast slang for the ancient children's game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," and with our annual RPS Tournaments, Pirate Proms and Roshambustops, we like to think we are fighting for fun in a winey world. Buut... it's important to note that while we take pride in our storied history of creative branding, we know that it's what's inside the bottle that really counts. We have to appeal to your palates and senses as much as your spirit. Because no matter how slickly we package the stuff, we know we can't pull the wool over the oenophile's eyes... nor can we lure the beer and booze set to the Other Side of the Vine with a bogey in the bottle. The whole point of this adventure was to welcome a new crowd of people to the party - Gen-Xers , Boomers, Millenials and Unidentifiables alike - by providing a disarmingly fun context in which to encounter serious wine. Our offerings have been fortunate enough to catch critical praise - most recently, in Wine Enthusiast's March '08 Buying Guide (FJV Syrah: 93 Points, Reverend Zinfandel: 92 Points, "Rock" Rhone Blend: 90 Points). Though... we don't think you should buy a wine just because so and so says so. Read less

Member Reviews for Roshambo Syrah Sonoma County Justice

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Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
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4.00 5
06/18/2008

A great syrah from a great winery. This wine is a great value with an outstanding bouquet and taste. I really like the syrah grape as it pairs with many good ethnic foods.


Snooth User: vineyard idiot
7276351
5.00 5
05/23/2008

I heart Roshambo Winery!!! This is one of the best Syrah's I've had this year!


Snooth User: vineyard idiot
7276351
5.00 5
05/23/2008

Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I'm a proud (and longtime) member of roshambo's wine club, I'm happy to say that I couldn't have been more thrilled when this bottle came in the mail. It was blast of complex flavors that was soo outrageously good that my girlfriend made me go online and order a case from the winery. (As an aside, I don't normally subscribe to wine scores - for obvious reasons - but the Wine Enthusiast confirmed my thoughts about this wine when they gave it 93 points.) This is a MUST try.


Snooth User: Tondi
12293018
4.50 5
01/18/2009

Bold, earthy Syrah with notes of vanilla and coffee. The uniqueness of the brand a side, this wine is special in it's own right.


Snooth User: richbeg
137107123
5.00 5
02/15/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Roshambo Syrah Sonoma County Justice

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

Justice is Swift to fill your nostrils with memories of violets and plums. Justice is strong with flavors of ripe currant and smoky bacon. Justice is Omniscient – you cannot hide from the long, lush finish of chocolate and blueberry. Come to roshambo. Taste Justice. You'll hammer the gavel and hand down the verdict, "Justice is Syrah." (Justice is also the name of Naomi's beautiful boy, in case you were wondering).


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

sweet pipe tobacco. It wafts out of each bottle of our Frank Johnson Vineyards Syrah. And it's no surprise, really, considering the fact that the founding grandfather of these dry Creek vineyards was rarely seen without a pipe in his mouth. But after that first burst of sweet tobacco, the nuances are more subtle: old leather baseball mitt, dried blackberries and white pepper. Frank was an innovator who marched to his own beat, but we're sure he'd smile at the 93-points that wine Enthusiast slapped on his estate wine.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal



Justice is Swift to fill your nostrils with memories of violets and plums. Justice is Strong with flavors of ripe currant and smoky bacon. Justice is Omniscient – you cannot hide from the long, lush finish of chocolate and blueberry. Come to roshambo. Taste Justice. You'll hammer the gavel and hand down the verdict, "Justice is Syrah." (Justice is also the name of Naomi's beautiful boy, in case you were wondering).

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