Beringer Founders' Estate Shiraz 2009, California

Syrah Syrah
California, Usa

$18.95 (919654)

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This has a classy, new retro label but I am more delighted to see this called syrah not shiraz, as the peppery, meaty, black cherry flavours are much more in keeping with French styling despite a softness and sweetness you expect to find in shiraz. It’s mediumfull bodied, initially fleshy and smooth with a smoky finish, considerable tannin and alcohol. Very good length and very good value. Drink over the next three years. Tasted March 2011. Score: 89 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, March 16, 2011)
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July 06, 2013

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Well this is a fine little syrah for under $20. It’s not trying too hard to be monumental and deep, and the result is...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Good value crowd pleaser. New world, fruit forward, good concentration of fruit, if bordering on over-extracted. Good balance, full bodied, spicy, slightly smokey. Maybe a bit too sweet but balanced by ripe tannin. Nothing particularly complex but a good all-round red wine.

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