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July 30, 2018
CUVAISON Chardonnay “Kite Tail” 2016
August 6, 2018

CUVAISON Syrah  "Estate Grown" Carneros  Napa Valley 2015

Retail Price: $40

Value Rating: 3.4

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: August 6, 2018
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Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Very Good Value


Cool Carneros Syrah from a warm, dry vintage equals a very tasty, spicy, deep red wine that’s honest to the Syrah grape but not “too much.” Get blueberries, black cherry, cracked black pepper, smoked bacon, licorice and bittersweet chocolate. Medium acidity, creamy texture and notably lush, this Syrah will please both lovers of the grape and those new or unsure of it.

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Their Syrah is only available winery direct from Cuvaison. Contact them, or better yet, arrange a visit and tasting at the winery. It’s a great visit. I wouldn’t quite call it “undiscovered,” but it is under-used for the quality of wine, venue and hospitality you get there. I’ve been a big fan of winemaker Steven Rogstad for years. The wines he’s making for Cuvaison, and their sister vineyard and winery Brandlin, are really good and getting better.

For all my Cuvaison and Brandlin Vineyard reviews, GO HERE.

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Cuvaison Winery