2011 Richards Family Vineyard Syrah

Donelan, Sonoma Valley, California Wine

Drinking 2017


Image of product Richards Family Vineyard Syrah

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£132.68

Case of 12 £1,592.14

Tasting Notes

This rocky, east-facing vineyard was formerly a lavender farm, although now only a few rows remain next to the young syrah vines. Although in a warm area, the Richards Family Vineyard?s proximity to the Sonoma Mountains gives it a much cooler climate than its AVA would suggest. The vines here are younger than the other vineyards, but it has already produced a number of distinctive and critically acclaimed wines.

Reviews & Scores

The 2011 Syrah Richard?s Family is a powerful, rich wine that spent 36 months in wood. It boasts lots of blackberry, black currant, licorice, forest floor and truffle-like notes. Opulent and full-bodied, it is an incredible success for this challenging vintage. Consume it over the next decade.

Score: 95 Points
Robert Parker

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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