Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rudd Crossroads 2003 Sonoma Valley Syrah

Rudd is renowned for their outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, but did you know the make a great Syrah as well?
The Rudd Crossroads 2003 Sonoma Valley Syrah has a dark, dense redish/purple color in the glass, with tons on ripe, dark fruit and berries on the nose. Beautiful ripe berries on the palate again with some spice and sufficient acidity and firm tannins. We enjoyed this wine with baked spaghetti topped with flavorful tomato sauce and Italian meatballs. Thanks for a great dinner Robyn!
I got it at the winery for $30 last summer, and could not find it online when looking for it tonight. If you can find it it is definitely worth a try.

Prior to the Rudd Syrah we had a bottle of Vigneti Villafranca 2003 Castelli Romani Red Wine. Made from Sangiovese, Merlot and Montepulciano grapes, this wine has a bright ruby red color in the glass. Soft dark fruit and berries on the nose and very velvety fruit and smooth tannins on the palate. This wine is a very easy-to-drink wine and a crowd pleaser. Lacking in structure I wish it had more acidity and firmer tannins. But like I said, it is tasty, smooth and easy to drink and great with the Italian meal we had. Could not find any price info or where to buy online...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

O.K., we both feel bad that we drank the rest of the bottle while you were gone. It was just so perfect and yummy you do a great job explaining it. We truly enjoyed the wine.
Leaving the two of us alone with a great bottle of wine "open" is like leaving you alone with Swedish Chocolate..Lol!

Rosa & Pedro