Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006 750ml
SKU: 00390

Sanguis Novillero Syrah 2006

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Category Red Wine
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.

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.