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Timbervine Russian River Valley Syrah

9.190 ratings
9.025 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

Savory and aging well. Olive, herb Tapenade. Garrigue, black cherry and game (venison).

Savory and aging well. Olive, herb Tapenade. Garrigue, black cherry and game (venison).

May 23rd, 2021
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

This really reminds me of some of the more natural Cote Rotie producers I've tasted (especially Jean Michel Stephan). Mint, eucyliptus leads the nose with white pepper and subtle bloody meat notes. On the palate, very subtle tropical fruit notes (almost like pineapple and strawberry) but subtle. Plenty of meatiness and herbal quality on the palate too. Ideal wine for lamb. In a really good, soft and easy drinking stage for the 2011 vintage.

This really reminds me of some of the more natural Cote Rotie producers I've tasted (especially Jean Michel Stephan). Mint, eucyliptus leads the nose with white pepper and subtle bloody meat notes. On the palate, very subtle tropical fruit notes (almost like pineapple and strawberry) but subtle. Plenty of meatiness and herbal quality on the palate too. Ideal wine for lamb. In a really good, soft and easy drinking stage for the 2011 vintage.

Mar 18th, 2019
Jake Coursen

Beautiful

Beautiful

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Delicious Syrah. Beautiful marriage of old and new world styles.

Delicious Syrah. Beautiful marriage of old and new world styles.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Jen Gregory

New world Syrah that takes me to the Rhone. Tight,feral, and lovely

New world Syrah that takes me to the Rhone. Tight,feral, and lovely

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2014
Michael Herzog

New world. Huge, dark fruit!

New world. Huge, dark fruit!

Jun 11th, 2017
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

White/black pepper, smoked meats, wet stone. Refined tannins and immensely complex.

White/black pepper, smoked meats, wet stone. Refined tannins and immensely complex.

Dec 21st, 2016
Derek Baker

Eric's pinots are great but love his syrahs.

Eric's pinots are great but love his syrahs.

Apr 17th, 2016
Carrie Kalscheuer

Super solid as always. Huge fan.

Super solid as always. Huge fan.

Mar 10th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.5

Great example of what can be done with Syrah in California. Roasted lamb, herbs and peppercorn on the nose. Good body and density with more exraction than I was expecting. Great tannins. Could last a while...

Great example of what can be done with Syrah in California. Roasted lamb, herbs and peppercorn on the nose. Good body and density with more exraction than I was expecting. Great tannins. Could last a while...

Feb 9th, 2016