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Wine Lover, Todays Wine of the Day: Heintz 2008 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
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Heintz Ranch grapes are in great demand and go into some of the hottest cult wines out there including Littorai, Williams-Selyem, Flowers and many more. When Charlie Heitz decided to plant Syrah he asked his best clients which clones to use. He was advised that clones 174, 470 would be best. On a recent visit with him at his vineyard, he also told me that he managed to acquire Syrah cuttings from the Hermitage vineyard of Jean Louis Chave. That could be part of what makes this wine so intense. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 93 points saying 'Dark as midnight on a moonless night, with an impenetrable, mysterious aroma...Teases with flavors of blackberry tart, black currants, mocha and sweet violets, and chocaholics will appreciate the dark, slightly sweet chocolate notes. Dramatic and complex, this Syrah should develop through the next six years, at least." It's extremely limited, only 181 cases were produced. And at a near 30% savings per bottle by the case, if you blink it just ma
Bottle price:$29.95 On Sale From $36.95
Case Price: $26.95/Bottle
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