Ahlgren Vineyard

Ventana Vineyards Syrah

9.13 ratings
-no pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Uli Klumpp

Caught this one at its peak. I didn’t think the Ventana Vineyards could be as good as the pre-2000 Paso Robles Syrah, but this one is. Bold, fantastic balance of fruit, spice, acidity and tannins.

Winemaker's comment: Deep & dark. Classic Syrah bouquet w/ bright, spicy flavors. Rich & complex. Fine finish. Unfined & unfiltered.

Caught this one at its peak. I didn’t think the Ventana Vineyards could be as good as the pre-2000 Paso Robles Syrah, but this one is. Bold, fantastic balance of fruit, spice, acidity and tannins.

Winemaker's comment: Deep & dark. Classic Syrah bouquet w/ bright, spicy flavors. Rich & complex. Fine finish. Unfined & unfiltered.

Feb 11th, 2018
Uli Klumpp

What a difference a year makes - the 2003 was spectacular, the 2002 seems on its way out. Not bad, just lackluster by comparison. Drink up, it didn’t improve over the past two years.

Winemaker’s Comment: Smokey, bright, fruity bouquet. Spicy flavors, rich, supple, complex and balanced long, fine finish. Unfined / unfiltered. Bottled May 5, 2004.

What a difference a year makes - the 2003 was spectacular, the 2002 seems on its way out. Not bad, just lackluster by comparison. Drink up, it didn’t improve over the past two years.

Winemaker’s Comment: Smokey, bright, fruity bouquet. Spicy flavors, rich, supple, complex and balanced long, fine finish. Unfined / unfiltered. Bottled May 5, 2004.

Oct 13th, 2016
Uli Klumpp

Quite powerful fruit and acidity. Aged well, lots of sediment required decanting. Some funk on the first night, gone on the second. Good, but not as good as the Paso Robles Syrah of previous years.

Winemaker's comment: Deep & dark. Classic Syrah bouquet w/ bright, spicy flavors. Rich & complex, fine finish. Unfined/unfiltered. Bottled May 2004.

Quite powerful fruit and acidity. Aged well, lots of sediment required decanting. Some funk on the first night, gone on the second. Good, but not as good as the Paso Robles Syrah of previous years.

Winemaker's comment: Deep & dark. Classic Syrah bouquet w/ bright, spicy flavors. Rich & complex, fine finish. Unfined/unfiltered. Bottled May 2004.

Aug 2nd, 2015