Landmark Vineyards Steel Plow Syrah 2008
Landmark Vineyards Steel Plow Syrah 2008
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Syrah
Region: California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Valley
Producer: Landmark Vineyards
Alcohol: 14.7%

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Landmark Vineyards

Aromas of plum and blackberry combine with herbal notes of rosemary and thyme in this young Syrah. The ripe tannins and velvety texture of this wine is lifted by the hint of cocoa on the long finish.

Wine Advocate

A wine that has generally been the weak link in this otherwise impressive portfolio is the Syrah Steel Plow. The 2008 may be the finest example of this cuvee that Landmark has yet produced. (Its back label indicates it comes from the Kivelstadt Family Vineyard.) The dense purple-colored 2008 reveals a classic perfume of camphor, pepper, smoke meats, blackberries and cassis. More concentrated than previous versions, with supple tannins as well as abundant purity and richness, it represents a California version of a ripe, full-bodied Crozes-Hermitage from the northern Rhone Valley. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

Always a reliable winery, Landmark continues to produce a bevy of high class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs with their only outlier being their single bottling of Syrah. Moreover, in addition to the endearing quality of their wines, Landmark offers realistic pricing. These wines have consistently represented outstanding value. The Chardonnay portfolio continues to expand and there are now five separate bottlings.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, February 2011.

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