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Dain Wines Syrah the Smart Set White Hawk Vineyard 2005

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Notes on the Dain Syrah "Smart Set" White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 89 POINTS A backward, dense cuvee, the 2005 Syrah Smart Set White Hawk Vineyard emerges from a well-known Syrah site in the Santa Barbara appellation. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by abundant aromas of blackberries and cassis, good acidity, a backward, tart style, and impressive purity as well as structure. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 5-7 years. Drink: 2007-2013 Wine Advocate #168 (Dec 2006) Robert ParkerWINEMAKER NOTES: The Smart Set knows that Santa Barbara is one of the places where Syrah is coming of age on the West Coast. The Dain Wines Smart Set comes from the White Hawk vineyard, and captures this terroir's delightful balance of beauty and power. The wine has lovely aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, and hidden behind that wall of fruit there's a whole garden's worth of herbs, spice and white flowers. Creamy and mouthfilling, this wine is beautiful now, but the Smart Set is a sure bet to improve in your cellar.DAIN SYRAH "SMART SET" WHITE HAWK VINEYARD SANTA BARBARA 2005

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Winery: Dain Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Syrah
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Notes on the Dain Syrah "Smart Set" White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 89 POINTS A backward, dense cuvee, the 2005 Syrah Smart Set White Hawk Vineyard emerges from a well-known Syrah site in the Santa Barbara appellation. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by abundant aromas of blackberries and cassis, good acidity, a backward, tart style, and impressive purity as well as structure. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 5-7 years. Drink: 2007-2013 Wine Advocate #168 (Dec 2006) Robert ParkerWINEMAKER NOTES: The Smart Set knows that Santa Barbara is one of the places where Syrah is coming of age on the West Coast. The Dain Wines Smart Set comes from the White Hawk vineyard, and captures this terroir's delightful balance of beauty and power. The wine has lovely aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, and hidden behind that wall of fruit there's a whole garden's worth of herbs, spice and white flowers. Creamy and mouthfilling, this wine is beautiful now, but the Smart Set is a sure bet to improve in your cellar.DAIN SYRAH "SMART SET" WHITE HAWK VINEYARD SANTA BARBARA 2005

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