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SOLD OUTVan Ruiten 2002 Syrah

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Estate
Central Valley region
Gold Medal — San Francisco Chronicle
4 Silver Medals — Various National Wine Competitions
 
Grapes
75.3% Syrah, 24.7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged
24 months in oak
Cases Produced
3240
Enjoy Until
2010


Located between Napa Valley and the Sierra Foothills, the Lodi Appellation is highly recognized for exceptional fruit and quickly is becoming equally recognized for the wines produced in the region.

The 2002 Estate Syrah is a sensational illustration of the fruit grown in Lodi Appellation under the watchful eyes of the Van Ruitens. Combined the talents of winemaker Ryan Leeman, the 2002 Estate Syrah received a distinguished Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition plus four more Silver Medals in national wine competitions. Silver MedalCalifornia State Fair Wine Competition, Silver MedalSan Francisco Wine Competition, Silver MedalIndiana State Fair Wine Competition and a Silver MedalTasters Guild International Wine Competition. Wonderful aromas of strawberry jam, walnuts, chocolate, and molasses with rich flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and cherry culminate in a lengthy tannic finish.

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