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Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 5.40.33 PMHave you ever been put in charge of picking a bottle of wine at a corporate dinner? For me, I always try to avoid it because there is just too much pressure. If you pick too expensive of a wine, you feel like you are gaming the corporate account. If you pick too cheap of a wine, it would look like you didn’t know anything about wine. It has been placed in front of me before but I normally try to find a good quality wine at a good price that most people wouldn’t normally pick.

The reason I bring this up is because I will be in Las Vegas this week for business and has nothing to do with the 2005 Green & Red Vineyards Syrah from Napa Valley. Unless, of course, you found this on an affordable wine menu, it might be a wine I would pick.

Now this wine is 10 years old and tasting notes are nowhere to be found. Green & Red Vineyards website only has a few wines and those are from the 2012 vintage. They don’t even have another Syrah on there.

I guess that means we will jump straight into my review.

Color – Deep red with a purple hue.

Nose – Blackberry, black cherry, spices and a hint of earth.

Taste – Bursting blackberry, cherries, and earth.

Finish – Long with medium to high acid and very bold rounded tannins.

Overall, this is a very good vintage wine and I think it could have been aged longer. It still has some strong fruit forward notes and is starting to get some more earthiness. On the back of the bottle, they state that there is only 2 acres planted of Syrah. This is an exclusive delicious wine.

Rating: A

~Justin