Wind Gap Wines Sonoma Coast Syrah 2011

$34.95

The 2011 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast syrah is a great example of just how beautifully this grape can do in cooler climate vineyards in California. The bouquet is a majestically pure and vibrant melange of cassis, black raspberries, dark chocolate, black olives, a touch of pepper, venison, woodsmoke and a nice, classic note of syrah's medicinal in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and surprisingly plush on the attack for its low octane, with a great core of fruit, excellent complexity, moderate, ripe tannins and a very long, pure and palate-staining finish. This is a great, great bottle of syrah that harkens back stylistically to the northern RhOne days of yesteryear. 2014-2035. John Gilman, A View from the Cellar

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Ratings on Delectable

Marc Stubblefield Delectable Pro

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

Fruit > Earth here, and that's the giveaway that it's from Cali not Cornas. But I'd forgive you if you thought differently - high toned, bright, floral and cut through with olive brine and smoked meat, this is a beautiful, accessible, maturing example of California cool climate Syrah. I'd guess this has more to say yet with additional cellar time... we'll see.

Fruit > Earth here, and that's the giveaway that it's from Cali not Cornas. But I'd forgive you if you thought differently - high toned, bright, floral and cut through with olive brine and smoked meat, this is a beautiful, accessible, maturing example of California cool climate Syrah. I'd guess this has more to say yet with additional cellar time... we'll see.

9.1

Jeff Burrows Delectable Pro

one of my favorite domestic syrahs. opened this to compare to JL Chave St. Joseph. Wind Gap shows more obvious fruit, seems to have a bit more lush mouthfeel. love 'em both

one of my favorite domestic syrahs. opened this to compare to JL Chave St. Joseph. Wind Gap shows more obvious fruit, seems to have a bit more lush mouthfeel. love 'em both

8.6

Garrett Pierce Delectable Pro

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Elegant, yet meaty. Low alc, but not thin. One of the better Wind Gap wines I've had.

Elegant, yet meaty. Low alc, but not thin. One of the better Wind Gap wines I've had.

9.1

Dan Thomas Delectable Pro

Better them my last bottle. A little more integrated. Lovely olive rustic qualities with sweet fruit.

Better them my last bottle. A little more integrated. Lovely olive rustic qualities with sweet fruit.

9.1

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

wow! lavendar, animal fur and bloody pepper! hell of a wine!

wow! lavendar, animal fur and bloody pepper! hell of a wine!

9.4

Gerich Fellermann Delectable Pro

Sales Grassroots Wine Wholesalers

Syrah that is so comfortable in its own Syrah skin. A confident wine.

Syrah that is so comfortable in its own Syrah skin. A confident wine.

9.4

Jasmine Hirsch Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

Syrah time.

Syrah time.

9.3

Drew DiMatteo Delectable Pro

@PaxMahle knows how to bring layers of depth and intensity to a lighter Syrah. @WindGapWines

@PaxMahle knows how to bring layers of depth and intensity to a lighter Syrah. @WindGapWines

9.3

Ezra Chomak Delectable Pro

Earth, pepper, stems, spice. Savory, meaty, yummy.

Earth, pepper, stems, spice. Savory, meaty, yummy.

9.1

Michael Smith Delectable Pro

Can someone please tell the Aussies that picking Syrah at 11% works if phenolics are ripe? Yum. Cranberry, dry herbs, zippy acid.

Can someone please tell the Aussies that picking Syrah at 11% works if phenolics are ripe? Yum. Cranberry, dry herbs, zippy acid.

9.0