Atwater “North Block Nine” Syrah 2015: $32 Very Good

The Atwater Estate Vineyards “North Block Nine” Syrah (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $32 [Very Good] is a soft and quaffable wine, with satisfying juicy flavors.  Sip this wine with cheese or serve at dinner, with a little chill.

Medium dark ruby in color, juicy fruit-forward aromas feature scents of blackberry, raspberry and coffee, with lesser notes of tobacco and black pepper.  Medium to full bodied, soft, with low acidity and light tannin, balance is good.  Succulent flavors of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry are accented lightly by black pepper, bitter herbs and tobacco.  The finish turns toward spice and pepper, with very good length.  December 2017


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