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Tercero Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Thompson Vineyard 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% whole cluster, aged in 30 months in neutral Smoky and gamy on the nose with a charcoal mineral aspect and lots of lovely herbal top notes. This is quite clear texturally with a base layer of tannins under bright wild blackberry fruit and black plum skins though big tannins do build on the finish. Tough and tightly knit, smells like Santa Cruz, a bit earthy, deep and complex. The finish is long as this sort of clings to the mouth with chewy little tannins anchoring savory but not sweet fruit. A lot of wine showing freshness and complexity, it will be interesting to see where this goes. 90pts

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Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Winery: Tercero Wines  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Tercero Wines:
tercero is a small label producing small lot rhone variety red and white wines from leading Santa Barbara County vineyards. The label also produces The Outlier, a dry Gewurztraminer.

Editorial Reviews for Tercero Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Thompson Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
09/13/2013

100% whole cluster, aged in 30 months in neutral Smoky and gamy on the nose with a charcoal mineral aspect and lots of lovely herbal top notes. This is quite clear texturally with a base layer of tannins under bright wild blackberry fruit and black plum skins though big tannins do build on the finish. Tough and tightly knit, smells like Santa Cruz, a bit earthy, deep and complex. The finish is long as this sort of clings to the mouth with chewy little tannins anchoring savory but not sweet fruit. A lot of wine showing freshness and complexity, it will be interesting to see where this goes. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
09/11/2013

Four and a half glasses



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