MANDOLIN SYRAH CENTRAL COAST -2009
100% Syrah with malo-lactic fermentation in French oak barrels (20% new). Aged 14 months prior to bottling.
Medium-red color with aromas and flavors of blue and black fruits. Vanilla oak on the finish. Some tart cherry, acidity and spice.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
On the nose fruit-driven Syrah. Medium-bodied with a better initial attack than mid-palate or finish. For $10, this is a solid offering.