Daily Archives: April 6, 2009

Monday Quick Sip 2006 Eric Ross – Caties Corner Vineyard Syrah

er-06-lable-sycc_front22006 Eric Ross – Caties Corner Vineyard Syrah

Wine Info –

Grapes: Syrah with a small amount of Viognier (co-fermented)

Appellation: Russian River Valley

Vineyard: Caties Corner (Syrah) and Saralee (Viognier)

Price: $28

My Tasting Notes –

Nose: brambly wild blackberry, toasted hazelnut, raspberry puree, clove

Taste: black cherry, pomegranate, cassis and brown spice

Mouthfeel: full body, very lush with velvety smooth tannins

Finish: very long

The nose on this wine was incredibly powerful, we decanted it and the aromas were flowing out of the decanter like a flower vase. The wine was very big and full, yet the tannins were restrained to mouth enveloping “velvety-ness”. Loads of dark fruit and spice, this was a truly “yummy” wine. It doesn’t say on the website but I remember that the cases production on this was quite small, under 1000. Stop by the Eric Ross Winery in Glen Ellen California to give this Syrah a whirl.


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