1994 Dehlinger Estate Russian River Valley Syrah

SKU #500274
A dark ruby red-purple color. Rich and chewy on the palate, with plum, and black cherry flavors. A excellent structure with well-balanced tannins followed by a velvety finish.
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ROBERT PARKER RATING: 91
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Syrah continues to go from strength to strength at Dehlinger. The 1994 Syrah Estate has shut down in the bottle, and will require 4-5 years of cellaring, after which it will age well for 15-20 years. The color is an impressive opaque purple, and the wine reluctantly offers up sweet cassis, pepper, tar, and earthy scents. Full-bodied and chewy, with excellent purity, this is an impressively-endowed yet moderately tannic Syrah for laying down for a few years. Looking at the equation of points for value, Tom Dehlinger's wines still represent some of the best bargains in California. I can imagine there must be immense pressure on him to increase prices given both the quality of his wines, and the fact that he is dead center in the Russian River, a viticultural region that is as hot as a firecracker when it comes to popularity. His upcoming line-up includes many enticing entities.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 92
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Dark, ripe, rich and meaty, with lots of chewy currant, plum and black cherry flavors that are bold and sharply focused. A young and vibrant wine that features remarkably supple tannins. Lovely now, but worthy of cellaring.
Dehlinger's three-acre Estate Syrah Vineyard sources the fruit for a bottling of the same name. Periodically, the east-facing portion of the vineyard is bottled separately as "East Face Syrah." This high ridge of drier soil is less vigorous and produces the most concentrated wine. Syrahs are aged in 132 gallon oak puncheons. Twice the volume of a standard barrel, these casks permit a longer, slower maturation and a more delicate oak profile that showcases the varietal power of our wines.
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Vintage 1994
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Alexander Valley/Russian River
Bottle Size 750ml
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