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2009 Big Basin Syrah Rattlesnake Rock Vineyard


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SKU: 93604-2009-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Inky purple. Complex, perfumed scents of dark fruit liqueur, olive, cola and smoky oak spices. Plush and expansive, offering sweet cherry compote and blueberry flavors complicated by violet pastille and bitter chocolate. Emphatically syrah, finishing with excellent power, sneaky tannins and a late jolt of black pepper. For such a deeply flavored wine, this one boasts surprising vivacity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
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  • Big Basin is sited on a 19th century vineyard plot that Bradley Brown discovered when he was surveying the property. He turned up redwood stakes arranged in a grid and found a grapevine growing into a tree. Once he realized the potential, he enlisted John Alban to recommend the best variety for the soils and exposure. The answer was Syrah. The Estate vineyard - Rattlesnake Rock - provides the Santa Cruz Mountain Syrah, and additional fruit is sourced from the highly-regarded Fairview Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A pinot is crafted from Banciforte Ridge, a cool climate Santa Cruz Mountain site. After a few very successful vintages, Big Basin is no longer "a quiet little secret." Yields are now "up" to 1.5 tons per acre.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors