Wine Advocate | Rating: 87My least favorite red wine is the 2007 Syrah Ventana Vineyard (129 cases), which is dominated by cool climate, herbal, bay leaf, and red fruit characteristics.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Rustic and earthy, chewy and spicy, with dried currant, espresso and berry fruit. Savory and full-bodied, ending with drying minerality.Author: James Laube
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