Drew Family Cellars

The Ornbaun Mendocino Ridge Syrah Zinfandel

9.119 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Mendocino Ridge, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel, Syrah
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
J D
8.8

Textbook Ornbaun

Textbook Ornbaun

Dec 5th, 2015
Patrick Dorsey

A complex though accessible treat from Jason Drew. Caraway-studded rye bread, burnt tomato leaf & gingerbread (how seasonal?!) along with a mélange of dark fruit and purple flowers. Silky tannins and a great kick of acidity finish the job.

A complex though accessible treat from Jason Drew. Caraway-studded rye bread, burnt tomato leaf & gingerbread (how seasonal?!) along with a mélange of dark fruit and purple flowers. Silky tannins and a great kick of acidity finish the job.

Nov 26th, 2015
Scott Kirkpatrick

Like an entry level Northern Rhone Syrah. Spicy, lean, with tart fruit. Loved it.

Like an entry level Northern Rhone Syrah. Spicy, lean, with tart fruit. Loved it.

Jan 23rd, 2015
Justin Hansohn

Totally into this. Extraction is perfect! Acidity and brightness so lovely! Minerals at a minimum still present and playing with bright perfectly ripe fruit. The color is a deep purple. Hard not to gulp it. The finish is wonderful. All around a sheer enjoyment and kept us all happy while the burgundy had an identity crisis.

Totally into this. Extraction is perfect! Acidity and brightness so lovely! Minerals at a minimum still present and playing with bright perfectly ripe fruit. The color is a deep purple. Hard not to gulp it. The finish is wonderful. All around a sheer enjoyment and kept us all happy while the burgundy had an identity crisis.

Aug 4th, 2015
James McCormick

Good fruit. Not too heavy.

Good fruit. Not too heavy.

Jan 12th, 2015
Sherman Mui

Light, fruity (strawberry?), tart, long finish

Light, fruity (strawberry?), tart, long finish

Sep 6th, 2014
Sunny Tsogoo

Nice citrusy, crisp apple, minerality!

Nice citrusy, crisp apple, minerality!

Jun 12th, 2014
Chris Puppione

Chris had this 5 years ago

Chris had this 5 years ago

Apr 11th, 2015
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.9

Alex had this 5 years ago

Alex had this 5 years ago

Feb 6th, 2015
Cinnamon Metcalfe

Sales Claypool Cellars

8.7

Cinnamon had this 6 years ago

Cinnamon had this 6 years ago

Jul 13th, 2014