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100% Syrah from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California.
SRP of $28 and available to NakedWines.com Angels for as low as $16. Better yet, new Naked Wines customers and readers of The Reverse Wine Snob can use the $100 sign-up voucherbelow and the steps outlined in last week's post to get this wine for as low as $8.49. See below for more details. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Angels have struck Gold! Coloma is the historic American River town that in 1849 was the epicenter of the California Goldrush. The sun-drenched hilly landscape was littered with gold deposits then and now it's the perfect place to make high-elevation wine rich with character. Thank you Angels for allowing us to do what we love and pan the hillsides for the best vines and the most distinctive flavor so that we can share it with you.
Jeff Jarvis and Jessica Tomei
El Dorado County is home to some of the highest elevation vineyards in California thanks to the region's proximity to the Sierra Foothills. We have enjoyed immensely the wines we've tried from here -- wines like The Scrapper Cabernet Franc, the Miraflores Syrah and the Calstar Cellars Zinfandel.
Because the area doesn't have huge name recognition, the wines from El Dorado don't demand the same premium as the better marketed regions, and this makes it a great place for Reverse Wine Snobs. Today's wine double downs on the value proposition thanks to Naked Wines. Keep reading after the review to find out how to get this $28 wine for well under $10.
The 2012 Jarvis Tomei Family Coloma "Meatgrinder" Syrah begins with pleasant aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla and touch of smoked meat. Tasting the full-bodied wine reveals lots of savory dark juicy fruit (plum and blackberry primarily), nicely integrated spice, tasty dried herbal notes and a smooth texture. Smoked meat notes and more tart juicy fruit lead into the long, dry finish. Excellent and just as good, if not better, on day 2. Highly recommended.
As we noted in last week's review of the Bonny Doon Vineyard GSM, by taking advantage of the Angel discount and the $100 voucher below for readers of The Reverse Wine Snob, you can double dip on the savings by getting both Angel pricing and the $100 off. That means a case of today's wine would ship for only $8.49! ($15.99 Angel price x 12 = $191.88 - $100 voucher = $91.88 + $9.99 delivery = $101.87 / 12 = $8.49 per bottle.) See last week's post for all the details and drink well my friends!
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Overall Rating: 8.0
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