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2008 Big Basin Vineyards Mandala Syrah (750ml)
Producer: Big Basin Vineyards bigbasinvineyards.com
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$40.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2005 Syrah Mandala possesses more intense fruit, not the complexity of the Rattlesnake Rock, but is just as good because of the sweetness, purity, and overall harmony of its elements. With superb purity, an expressive style, and loads of soul and character, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 10-12 years. Impressive Syrahs are being fashioned by proprietor Bradley Brown from his Santa Cruz Mountain vineyards. Unfortunately, quantities are limited for these cuvees (less than 100 cases of the Mandala and about 350 of the Rattlesnake Rock). The 2004s reveal that vintage’s opulence, richness, full-bodied power, and flesh. All the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. " Best 2007-2019