'02 Terre Rouge Sentiel Oak Syrah - Printable Version

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- Innkeeper - 04-09-2008 07:32 PM

First wine this year. 2002 Terre Rouge, Sentinel Oak Vineyard/Pyramid Block, Syrah (Shenandoah Valley, CA). $35, but came with the Fall Sampler, so less. Picked at 25 degrees brix, 3.45 pH, and .70 TA. Alcohol level 14.5%.

A very dark color meets the eye. Black fruits on the nose and upfront. Dense, deep concentrated layered fruit and spice; along with concentrated raspberry brandy flavors, smoky wood tones, and fine tannins course through the palate. Meatiness also adds to the structure. The finish was a 4 lapper. Had to hand wrestle true love for the last drop.

Matched with lamb stuffed eggplant, polenta, and green beans. Great combo to come back to the wine world.

- Kcwhippet - 04-09-2008 08:22 PM

Very, very glad to see you're getting back into the swing of things, Carl!! Welcome back!!

- TheEngineer - 04-10-2008 12:46 AM

Great to see you posting on tasting notes again!! Welcome back and really glad to see that you've made this long road!!! We were all behind you but you did all the hard work!

- winoweenie - 04-10-2008 09:58 AM

Velchomme Back IK!!!!!! I'ts nice to have the " Voice of Reason " posting agin! Will talk to you this week-end. BPR, WW

- Innkeeper - 04-11-2008 05:30 PM

Thanks all. We had the second half of the bottle last night; still great!