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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126
($75; includes some co-fermented viognier; from light soil rich in decomposing sandstone and tufa) Saturated medium ruby. Extremely unevolved nose features some exotic suggestions of apricot, peach and spice. Powerful, firmly built and superripe, with penetrating acidity and a distinct peppery element from the fermentation with the stems. Strong in tannic acidity, notes Mahle. As ripe as this is, there's nothing heavy about it. Still, this very juicy, tight wine is distinctly edgy today and is dominated by its spine. Needs patience.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2004 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard The Terraces exhibits beautiful, pure blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with smoke and toasty oak. Rich, broad, and savory with light to moderate tannin, it will drink well for 7-8 years.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/02/2010
simple wine, surprising acidity
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/13/2009
This wine carries a high level of acidity. Acidity did not calm down after hours in decanter. I was hoping that enough fruit would come through to back it up.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
15+% alcohol, but carried it nicely. This is a brooding and fairly backward wine, but nicely made and will develop considerably. This will always be a masculine wine, as opposed to some Terraces vintages that possess a bit more finesse.
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