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Neyers 2009 Syrah, Old Lakeville Road, Sonoma Coast
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  Neyers 2009 Syrah, Old Lakeville Road, Sonoma Coast
Item Number:22 20 175 09
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EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WS  91 
 WA  91 
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Neyers 2009 Syrah, Old Lakeville Road, Sonoma Coast
Pigeage is the French word for crushing grapes by foot, a traditional practice in the northern Rhone Valley, and at Neyers Vineyards. Whole clusters of grapes are dumped directly into a fermentation tank, and a worker wearing flexible waders walks in circles on top of these whole berries for 30 minutes or so. The process is normally repeated twice daily, and after a week or so enough juice has been released by the process that the cap can be manually 'punched down', to stay in contact with the fermenting juice. With Syrah in particular, our traditional pigeage results in a wine with better color, less tannin and a more complex aroma. Both Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator socred this wine 91 points. Parker said “The 2009 Syrah Old Lakeville Road has lots of smoky lard, bacon fat, blackberry and cassis, a dense purple color, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, elegant, soft flavors, and a delicious finish. This wine is already showing complexity and should continue to drink well for 7-8 years.”

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