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2011 Myriad Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
RATING: 92+ points
PRODUCER: Myriad Cellars
FROM: Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA
VARIETY: Syrah
ISSUE: #14 - Dec 2012

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Even more aromatic, the 2011 Myriad Cellars Syrah 100% Whole Cluster Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard really shows the Whole Cluster inclusion with its pepper, spice and gun powder styled aromas and flavors.  Showing more raspberry, blueberry, sappy herbs, violets, and meaty notes with air, this beauty is medium+ bodied, balanced, and incredibly fresh and detailed on the palate, with juicy acidity and a savory finish.

I love the aromatics here, but give the edge to the straight '11 Sugarloaf Mountain Syrah on the palate at the moment.  Either way, these are two smoking good 2011 Syrahs that will be awesome to follow over the coming decade.

24 cases made

Tel. 707.287.1630

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Jeb Dunnuck