Monday, October 09, 2006

Ravenswood Icon Syrah 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Bright strawberry nose with notes of anise
Jammy plum core on the palate
Moderately long, dry finish of rich berries and note of cocoa

During our visit to North Carolina, our friends supplied some interesting wines. This one was recommended by the local shop in Black Mountain and costs around $20. I've had a previous vintage of this wine and was eager to try it again now that I'm more in to Southern Rhone-style blends. This one is a GSM blend, meaning Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. However, it is primarily Syrah, to the tune of 81% according to the label.

The wine has that "classy" quality with its combination of lively fruit and a dry finish. I like this style because of its versatility. Raise a glass!

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