Waxwing

Lester Family Vineyard Syrah

9.114 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt K
8.9

Intriguing though more dried green herbs than expected in Syrah.

Intriguing though more dried green herbs than expected in Syrah.

Jul 3rd, 2015
Niki Lin

Peppery, gamey nose,

Peppery, gamey nose,

Oct 21st, 2014
Blair Campomizzi

Lots of flavor.

Lots of flavor.

Nov 1st, 2020
Frank Kuo

Color of dark ruby, yet quite clear. Nose of vanilla, chocolate, a bit oak, and a bit strawberry. Taste is spicy, peppery, pure and round, dried strawberry, oak, a bit grassy, subtle and refined acidity, a bit salty bacon note, and low tannins. Aftertaste is smooth with more spicy note, oak, a bit plum and dates, a bit of mineral, and no edge savory. Only drawback is the nose, or she will be great.

Color of dark ruby, yet quite clear. Nose of vanilla, chocolate, a bit oak, and a bit strawberry. Taste is spicy, peppery, pure and round, dried strawberry, oak, a bit grassy, subtle and refined acidity, a bit salty bacon note, and low tannins. Aftertaste is smooth with more spicy note, oak, a bit plum and dates, a bit of mineral, and no edge savory. Only drawback is the nose, or she will be great.

Dec 9th, 2018
JKT
8.9

CVed 8/29/17 3 Pimot comp. Funky and darker berry notes on nose and hints of tobacco and tea leaves became more prominent over two hours in glass. Sweet and floral notes on body with slight hot finish and teas leaves carrying through. Interesting but wouldn't call it well balanced. JR $30.

CVed 8/29/17 3 Pimot comp. Funky and darker berry notes on nose and hints of tobacco and tea leaves became more prominent over two hours in glass. Sweet and floral notes on body with slight hot finish and teas leaves carrying through. Interesting but wouldn't call it well balanced. JR $30.

Aug 30th, 2017
Erik Talvola

Writer WineEnthusiast.com

9.2

Erik had this 6 years ago

Erik had this 6 years ago

Nov 5th, 2015
Blair Campomizzi

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Nov 30th, 2020
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Feb 16th, 2019
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Mar 19th, 2017
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Sep 13th, 2016