Domaine de la Terre Rouge

Sentinel Oak Pyramid Block Syrah

9.035 ratings
8.911 pro ratings
Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Tom Riley

2007. This wine refuses to let go of its youth. Deep, dark, rich fruit, beautiful texture, and refreshing acid leading to a long and savory finish. Tannins supple and young. And you’d never spot it at the 14.5% abv on the label. Impossible to guess this is 11 years old. Another top offering from Bill Easton. (Delectable made me put a number in this. Not cool.)

2007. This wine refuses to let go of its youth. Deep, dark, rich fruit, beautiful texture, and refreshing acid leading to a long and savory finish. Tannins supple and young. And you’d never spot it at the 14.5% abv on the label. Impossible to guess this is 11 years old. Another top offering from Bill Easton. (Delectable made me put a number in this. Not cool.)

Sep 24th, 2018
Michael Mallon

Excellent. Red fruit and funk on the nose. Palate: Peppery minerals, red cherries, strawberries, plum, tobacco, smoke. Iron and carmelized meat on the finish.

Excellent. Red fruit and funk on the nose. Palate: Peppery minerals, red cherries, strawberries, plum, tobacco, smoke. Iron and carmelized meat on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2017
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

incredibly rich, but not fat with overbearing ripe fruit. definitely more towards savory. Bill Easton does it right. more time to go with this wine.

incredibly rich, but not fat with overbearing ripe fruit. definitely more towards savory. Bill Easton does it right. more time to go with this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Light brown hue with dominant prune and raisin flavors. Moderately oxidized, definitely past its prime, but mostly intact nonetheless

Light brown hue with dominant prune and raisin flavors. Moderately oxidized, definitely past its prime, but mostly intact nonetheless

Dec 18th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

More flowery & perfumed than L'Autre. Sweet plum and violets.

More flowery & perfumed than L'Autre. Sweet plum and violets.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Tom Riley

Not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't this. Clean and bright, still on the young side, with all sorts of complexity. Red and black fruits, leaning towards the baked side, impressive acid, damp earth, grilled meat and bacon fat, all in a lean, concentrated package. I need to find more of this. 14.5% abv.

Not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't this. Clean and bright, still on the young side, with all sorts of complexity. Red and black fruits, leaning towards the baked side, impressive acid, damp earth, grilled meat and bacon fat, all in a lean, concentrated package. I need to find more of this. 14.5% abv.

Dec 3rd, 2014
David Metcalf

This bottling usually brings Cornas to mind, perhaps Colombo. Dark fruited with game, smoldering coals and baked clay. Decade or more ahead for this one.

This bottling usually brings Cornas to mind, perhaps Colombo. Dark fruited with game, smoldering coals and baked clay. Decade or more ahead for this one.

Jan 8th, 2017
Samantha Johansen

Spicy, earthy ,mineraly, cherry and good with olives

Spicy, earthy ,mineraly, cherry and good with olives

Sep 15th, 2018
Steve Medbery

This is a tremendous Syrah. Bold yet complex and subtle in it's transitions. This is my third time experiencing this vintage and I am liking it better and better each time!

This is a tremendous Syrah. Bold yet complex and subtle in it's transitions. This is my third time experiencing this vintage and I am liking it better and better each time!

Jun 16th, 2018
Steve Medbery

A Sierra foothills Syrah made in the Northern Rhone style. Very dry, dark berry, black current.

A Sierra foothills Syrah made in the Northern Rhone style. Very dry, dark berry, black current.

Apr 21st, 2018