Desire Lines Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Syrah

9.03 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Eric

Mild mannered and tepid.

Mild mannered and tepid.

Jul 31st, 2020
John Knudsen

Give this some more years or a long decant. Tasted after 2, much better at 4 and the second day.

Give this some more years or a long decant. Tasted after 2, much better at 4 and the second day.

Oct 24th, 2020
Justin Hansohn

It’s pretty easy to over-do Syrah in this location. Desire Lines does a phenomenal job of keeping dessert-like pleasure and seriousness of terroir in check. Lifted and fruited like a modern northern Rhône or Cru beaujolais with a little less seriousness to boot but also this is young and booming. Held straight for 5 days. Get the feeling that this will resolve very slowly over time to show more what earthy and cool characteristics it has in its hand. This wine feels extremely stable and a kaleidoscope of possibilities lay herein.

It’s pretty easy to over-do Syrah in this location. Desire Lines does a phenomenal job of keeping dessert-like pleasure and seriousness of terroir in check. Lifted and fruited like a modern northern Rhône or Cru beaujolais with a little less seriousness to boot but also this is young and booming. Held straight for 5 days. Get the feeling that this will resolve very slowly over time to show more what earthy and cool characteristics it has in its hand. This wine feels extremely stable and a kaleidoscope of possibilities lay herein.

Dec 14th, 2019