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Sixth Sense Syrah 2007

Member Review by frontranger:

Very big red. Aged quite a long time in oak barrels. Most of the time I'm not a fan of this but it gives this wine a complex character that I think you wouldn't find if it wasn't. The nose is heavy on the oak and smokey smells with a hint of vanilla and dark fruits. The taste doesn't surprise but after 3 seconds presents a lot of vanilla and bold dark fruits like black plum and prunes. The finish is still bold bit smooth. A great wine for the price.

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Michael~David Winery :
Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest award-winning varietal wines in California. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels. Our tasting room, café and farmer's fresh market are located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento and one hour east of the Bay Area. Enjoy!

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Snooth User: frontranger
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4.50 5
11/11/2010

Very big red. Aged quite a long time in oak barrels. Most of the time I'm not a fan of this but it gives this wine a complex character that I think you wouldn't find if it wasn't. The nose is heavy on the oak and smokey smells with a hint of vanilla and dark fruits. The taste doesn't surprise but after 3 seconds presents a lot of vanilla and bold dark fruits like black plum and prunes. The finish is still bold bit smooth. A great wine for the price.


Snooth User: BasilNew
45179385
3.50 5
11/03/2012

Big Fruit Bomb. If you like big zins...like from Rosenblum...or Earthquake Zin or Petite Sirah...then you'll like this Syrah. Reminds me of a ripe Petite Sirah...only to find out that about 15% of Petite Sirah is mixed into this blend. Its aged pretty long in oak (20 months). Maybe this accounts for the "wood-smoke" taste...to go along with bacon fat. Smokey, sweet bacon would be a good way of describing it. I liked it. Most zins are too sweet for me...but when I'm feeling "zinnish" this wine fits the bill. Won't win Syrah of the year at any contests that look for more complexity...but has a great jammy, smokey taste that goes great with ribs...and given its 13.99 price tag...it is well worth it. Try it. :)


Snooth User: ralaspech
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4.00 5
04/03/2011

The Pamela Anderson of syrah--exciting for a date but not the one you'd like to "settle down" with. Gobs of dark fruit, oak, and and bacon fat(?). Certain to provoke strong reactions one way or the other.


Snooth User: sloanhoo
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4.00 5
01/04/2011

This is a giant red, inky in the glass. Bacon smoke and oak greet the tastebuds, then vanilla, blackberries and plums step forward, with just a little pepper. This is the Syrah you want with rare beef or barbeque. It is bold, but it is civilized, too. I did think, as one reviewer noted, that I was drinking Petite Sirah. I found that it improved to its purported 91 points after decanting and being left to breathe a bit before drinking. All in all, it is a very well-made wine for the price. I think it should give Lodi a whole new reputation :-) Recommended!


Snooth User: Nathan P
261632885
3.00 5
10/03/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Sixth Sense Syrah

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Another excellent bargain is the 2007 Syrah 6th Sense, which may be the finest $16 Syrah in the domestic marketplace. Sweet blackberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of leather, earth, spice, and smoke aromas jump from the glass of this full-bodied, lush, heady effort. Consume it over the next 2ndash;3 years. This winery continues to be a leader in great values from California. Moreover, there are significant quantities of these wines, so availability should not be an issue for most readers.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Offers lots of oak, no doubt, giving it a toasty, smoky core of flavors, dominating the ripe plum and berry flavors, leaving a lasting impression of an oak-driven wine. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2006 Syrah 6th Sense displays full body, black currant and charcoal notes, with hints of underbrush/forest floor. It has admirable purity as well as excellent power and depth.




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