Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Syrah 2008, Sentinel Oak Vineyard Pyramid Block, Shenandoah Valley, California
Tasting Note: A fine, Rhône-styled syrah.
A purple-colored syrah with a nose of black fruit, raisin, egg custard and baking spice.
On the palate the dry red shows medium-plus tannin.
Bottle Note: Domaine de la Terre Rouge specializes in wines made from Rhône Valley varietals. This limited production syrah is from Amador’s Sentinel Oak Vineyard. The oldest section is called the “Pyramid Block.” We have garnered great praise for our wines from this site in recent years, so we now vineyard-designate it. Like its syrah counterparts in the northern Rhone, it shows superb depth, concentration, complex aromas, and the potential for great longevity. – Bill and Jane Easton
Tasted: Domaine de la Terre Rouge and Easton Wines Tasting Room, Plymouth, California
Tasted Date: April 17, 2016