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Timbervine Russian River Valley Syrah

9.114 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
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 Heintz

Great blend of northern Rhine and California. Yummy.

Great blend of northern Rhine and California. Yummy.

Jun 25th, 2015
Kevin Tabor

Decanted this - red fruit and black pepper notes. Would pair nicely with steak: well-done and a good drizzling of A1 sauce.

Decanted this - red fruit and black pepper notes. Would pair nicely with steak: well-done and a good drizzling of A1 sauce.

Oct 25th, 2019
Flavio Menezes

Evident heat, despite moderate 13.8% alcohol. Got better with time. More of a fruity than earthy personality. Well, it's RRV anyway... not the best syrah of their stable in my IMHO.

Evident heat, despite moderate 13.8% alcohol. Got better with time. More of a fruity than earthy personality. Well, it's RRV anyway... not the best syrah of their stable in my IMHO.

Jun 28th, 2017
Lesa Gough

Light for Syrah but ample character. High acid, tart yet peppery. Yum!

Light for Syrah but ample character. High acid, tart yet peppery. Yum!

Aug 29th, 2015
Royce Hall

Very nice

Very nice

May 14th, 2015
Andrew Kramer

Beautiful Syrah. Drinks very nice, especially for warriors pre-game!

Beautiful Syrah. Drinks very nice, especially for warriors pre-game!

May 14th, 2015
Brandon Davis

2011

Oct 30th, 2013
Derek Baker

Derek had this 5 years ago

Derek had this 5 years ago

Nov 12th, 2016