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19 February, 2010

Rootstock Syrah 2007–Wine Review

Comments : 3 Posted in : Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

Rootstock Syrah 2007
North Coast, CA

Smell: Oak, touch of cinnamon, dash of plum.

Taste: A well-rounded wine with minimal fruit, though there is that bit of plum. There’s also a mellow presence of spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some light vanilla.

This wine is fine and dandy but nothing special.

2 stars

2 stars

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

Boozing It

Really deep dark purple color. Aromas of plum, blackberry, and oak. Once it starts to open up there is a very sweaty nose to it. Gym socks are not pleasing. Flavors of vanilla, sour cherry, pepper, blackberry, strawberry, and oak. Pick up a lot more on the palate then on the nose. Very dry finish. The balance is way off on this wine.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Wine

The Rootstock is an inexpensive, medium-bodied wine with a dark, smoky nose and rich mouthfeel.

Reviewed 2.10.10.


3 thoughts on : Rootstock Syrah 2007–Wine Review

  • Winston
    March 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I agree with “Boozing it” ‘s review of the flavor profile, but not the score it was given on their website, 68? I think it has some redeeming qualities especially for a $7 syrah. I like the sour cherry aspect. there is a little syrah “Smokiness” to it and I don’t feel it was terribly out of balance. I’d score it 86 points and give it a definite value rating!

  • March 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Perhaps it’s worth trying out another vintage, if I see one. 68 is pretty darn rough–Boozing it must have felt strongly about those gym socks!

  • April 23, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I gave this wine a try, and was very pleasantly surprised. It really is a great value, and an enjoyable casual wine. Great with cheese and crackers. Difficult to find a decent wine in this price point.

    Cheers.. J!

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