2009 Shane - Syrah Jemrose Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Glass-staining ruby. Liqueur-like mulberry and smoky Indian spices on the expressive nose. Fresh, sweet and lively, with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the floral black and blue fruitl flavors. Finishes spicy, with a fine dusting of silky tannins. Distinctly energetic syrah with considerable immediate appeal but the spine to age.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Average rating: 93, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

2 bottles owned by 1 collectors.

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About This Producer


Shane Finley's winemaking career has been a steady climb from bottom-rung harvest intern to, currently, Associate winemaker at Kosta Browne. Between these two posts Shane spent time at Copain, Torbreck, and, most influential to his winemaking philosophy, a year in the vineyards and cellars of Domaine Pierre Gaillard. Shane sources fruit from some of the top Syrah vineyards in California, and produces wines of "nuance, balance, and originality."

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Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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