Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Syrah

8.722 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Medium extracted purple red in color, excellent clarity. Blackberry, red currant and anise flavors, later spice and cola emerge. Chewy medium skin and seed tannins in finish, maybe some black pepper as well. Well balanced, fruit forward. 24 hours later, flavors solidify into blackberry, spearmint, anise with cough syrup and black pepper in finish. Tasty enough but not sure what flavor profile to expect from North Coast Syrah since I’ve tasted so few of them, let alone Mendocino Syrahs

Medium extracted purple red in color, excellent clarity. Blackberry, red currant and anise flavors, later spice and cola emerge. Chewy medium skin and seed tannins in finish, maybe some black pepper as well. Well balanced, fruit forward. 24 hours later, flavors solidify into blackberry, spearmint, anise with cough syrup and black pepper in finish. Tasty enough but not sure what flavor profile to expect from North Coast Syrah since I’ve tasted so few of them, let alone Mendocino Syrahs

Jan 29th, 2019
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

8.5

Impressive wine....I really love this winery. I've drank many bottles this past year from this vineyard. They know what they are doing.

Impressive wine....I really love this winery. I've drank many bottles this past year from this vineyard. They know what they are doing.

Sep 2nd, 2016
Brent K

A little spicy, good with pizza

A little spicy, good with pizza

Apr 4th, 2020
Charlotte Pavelka

Not our favorite from mixed case...a little flat..balance is not quite right

Not our favorite from mixed case...a little flat..balance is not quite right

Nov 20th, 2017
Nick Wolfe

This is the Navarro Vineyards 2011 Mendocino Syrah. Apparently I like this wine better than Wine Spectator did! Candied red fruit and savory notes stand out on this nicely balanced wine. It's clearly a cool climate Syrah, but done in a way to bring out an edgy fruit aspect. Works well with a chicken, seafood, and light tomato stew. Don't expect the typical Cali Syrah!

This is the Navarro Vineyards 2011 Mendocino Syrah. Apparently I like this wine better than Wine Spectator did! Candied red fruit and savory notes stand out on this nicely balanced wine. It's clearly a cool climate Syrah, but done in a way to bring out an edgy fruit aspect. Works well with a chicken, seafood, and light tomato stew. Don't expect the typical Cali Syrah!

Jul 2nd, 2015
Colby Watson

Spicy blackberries, bit flat tho

Spicy blackberries, bit flat tho

May 2nd, 2015
Michael Mendes

Much bigger and hotter than I remember.

Much bigger and hotter than I remember.

Oct 13th, 2014
Rebecca Toedter

Bucci

Nov 30th, 2012
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 2 years ago

Yianni had this 2 years ago

Jan 14th, 2019
Joe Webb

Joe had this 7 years ago

Joe had this 7 years ago

Apr 15th, 2014