Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006 - Station Plaza Wine
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Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006
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Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006

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750ml
$62.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California
Brand Sanguis
Alcohol/vol 15.6%
Novillero is what the Spaniards call a rookie bullfighter. As the wines of the first two vintages were made entirely from Syrah, this was our first venture into a bit of Grenache - in other words, our rookie year with that varietal. Though the name is Spanish, the blend clearly got its inspiration more from the Rhone Valley - and with small amounts of both, Grenache and Viognier is a bit of a play between north and south.
Wine Advocate
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The 2006 Novillero is also showing slightly better than it was last year. An even more powerful wine at 15.6% alcohol, it is another intriguing blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, which gives uplift to the spicy, meaty aromatics, which also include creme de cassis, blackberry, licorice, and earth. It is a powerful wine, layered, extravagantly rich, and dark ruby/purple in color, as one might expect. This wine should drink beautifully for 7-10 years.

Robert Parker, August 2009
Wine Spectator
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A rich, savory, full-bodied style, with bay leaf, dried currant, black licorice and sage notes that are firm and concentrated, fanning out on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 205 cases made.

James Laube, 2010