Benziger Syrah 2006, North Coast

Syrah Syrah
California, Usa

$19.95 (67215)

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89 pts
5
September 18, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a spicy syrah that's mid-way between old and new world in style, with both black pepper spice and ripe...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nifty, well priced easy drinking yet interesting syrah from a leading California organic producer. It is...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

The only Syrah I have ever tasted from Benziger, the 2006 North Coast version is surprisingly very good. Opaque ruby...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The integrated, medium to full bodied 2006 Benziger Syrah has a nice bouquet of pronounced vanilla-coconut, followed by less intense wood and oak and with delicate yogurty strawberry/blueberry aromas. It has refined tannins (decant for 15 to 30 min) and a long and smooth finish. It is ready to drink now but will nicely age for the next 5 to 10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts - a definite recommendation, especially at this price. Tasted Dec/10.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

What a nice find at my local LCBO. Memorial weekend, a BBQ and a Cali Syrah fit the bill.

In search of a Syrah this one caught my attention because of the price.

Deep purple colour, Vanilla oak nose dominates the ripe, dark fruit, spice notes. Taste follows the nose. Well intergrated tannins, lovely balance with just enough acidity to keep it juicy.

Great value. Wish I had bought a few more.

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