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LES COTES DE L'OUEST SYRAH 2014 California
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Don’t miss this remarkable, ready-to-enjoy, solid, ripe Syrah. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Attractive, ripe, gently juicy, intense, ripe black-cherry-raspberry-cassis nose with some, slightly earthy, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, complex, faintly earthy, bright, intense, ripe, black-cherry-cassis flavours with a long, lingering, complex, high acid, rather cedary, savoury finish. This delicious blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier was aged 17 months in 20% new and 80% used French oak barrels. It has 14.5% alcohol, 4 g/L residual sugar and 6.3 g/L total acidity with lot number 316-1724 on the lower part of the glass bottle. It has a “California” designation because 60% of the blend comes from a vineyard that is planted in the hills just west of the Amador County line, just a few miles from the Mokelumne River in Clements Hills (a new Lodi sub-appellation). NEW in Vintages. CSPC 14378
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Glo
Country USA
Region California
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Bright, Intense, Rich, Ripe, Extracty
LCBO Text Status A VA RELEASE HIGHLIGHT
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Trim and tightly wound, with layered boysenberry flavors accented by dusty herb and spice notes and finishing with a modest tannic bite. Best after 2019. Score - 89 (Tim Fish, winespectator.com, Nov. 30, 2018) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 11, 2020
Cases bought 111 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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