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Russell Family Vineyard - Syrah - 2011

Winery: Russell Family Vineyard
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Type: Red
Varietal: Syrah
Appellation: Paso Robles-California
Country: United States
Vineyard/Special Designation: Syrah's Vineyard
Vintage: 2011
Suggested Retail Price: $40
Retailer/Place Purchased: Direct from Winery
Shared By: Lewis Perdue
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Shared On: 2014-03-13
Conflict of Interest in Rating this Wine: No


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Opinion: I wouldn't buy this again.
Other Comments: Starts with a giant hit of dark chocolate. Then cherries. Toasty hints of oak and balanced tannins. It comes out of the gate big and strong and never looks back. Awesome with broiled salmon! Particularly good with dessert: 62% dark chocolate with bacon bits. This is the second of three bottles I bought. I previously reviewed the first bottle and gave it a mediocre score. That first one clearly suffered from some sort of bottle variation. Stand by for bottle 3.