Terminim François et Donald

Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah

9.12 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This is a very tasty Syrah from Mendocino County, California.

Showing black fruits with oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, spices, barnyard, earth, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 100% Syrah is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime. Tannins show up after a couple of hours.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and fresh berries.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

This is a very tasty Syrah from Mendocino County, California.

Showing black fruits with oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, spices, barnyard, earth, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 100% Syrah is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime. Tannins show up after a couple of hours.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and fresh berries.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

Jan 18th, 2021
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with cooked plums, cherries, wood, light vanilla, light vegetables, earth, tobacco, dark chocolates, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, blackcurrants, oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a juicy Syrah from Mendocino County in California. Drinking very nicely now with lots of fruits. Nicely balanced with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but better after a couple of hours of airtime, when the complexity comes in.

This Single Vineyard is spicy and interesting. Rich and powerful. A good quality California Syrah.

Still young and would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, although very approachable now.

A nice collaboration between an American wine maker and a Northern Rhone wine maker . A small production of only 300 cases.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with cooked plums, cherries, wood, light vanilla, light vegetables, earth, tobacco, dark chocolates, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, blackcurrants, oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a juicy Syrah from Mendocino County in California. Drinking very nicely now with lots of fruits. Nicely balanced with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but better after a couple of hours of airtime, when the complexity comes in.

This Single Vineyard is spicy and interesting. Rich and powerful. A good quality California Syrah.

Still young and would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, although very approachable now.

A nice collaboration between an American wine maker and a Northern Rhone wine maker . A small production of only 300 cases.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

Nov 25th, 2020