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J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2011 Wine Review

J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2011

J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2011

Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score: 89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: J. Lohr

Agent: Barrique Wines & Spirits Imports

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A pleasant, smooth, full-bodied Syrah with lots of toasty oak, smoke and vanilla-hickory notes from generous oak aging. Black fruit aromas and flavours on this Californian red wine. Pair with hearty meat dishes. The Vintages Catalogue notes a different vintage, but we tasted the 2011.

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This J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2011 was reviewed on February 7, 2015 by

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Reviews and Ratings

Louise Wilson - ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This full bodied red is loaded with notes of blackberry, plum and cured meat, all wrapped in generous toasty oak. Decant for maximum enjoyment. Drink now through 2020. Try with BBQ pork back ribs. Tasted Oct 2014.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark garnet red with a nose of rich blackberry and strawberry. The palate shows ripe strawberry jam and vanilla. Smooth tannins and a strawberry jam finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This full-bodied California Syrah is deep ruby with loads of dark cherry, smoke, cassis and cloves with a wet wool component. The palate lends horse saddle, black pepper, strawberry tart, toast and lit cigar. Youthfull grainy tannins with medium+ acidity. Not an overly long length on a vanilla fruit finish. Decent value for $20. Decant. Drink now or enjoy over the next 2-3 years. Pair with roasted lamb shank, grilled red meats.
Tasted: February 2015
This Californian Syrah from the central coast is a pleasant sipper to pair with hamburgers. The grapes are grown in Paso Robles and are traditional Rhone Valley varieties. Lots of mocha, brown sugar and dark chocolate on the finish from well-toasted oak aging. - Community Wine Reviews



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