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Fasi Crest 2008 Syrah - Review

Madera County, California

Our Selection for Wine of the Week April 2, 2012

A bottle of Fasi Crest 2008 Syrah, our wine of the week

Fäsi Crest
2008 Syrah

Madera County, CA

In 1999, Fäsi Crest earned a place on the winemaking map by being the first winery in the San Joaquin Valley to create a technologically advanced yet certified organic vineyard. The winery focuses solely on Syrah, grown along the banks of the San Joaquin River, where the grapes can experience cooler nights than much of the Madera County grape-growing region. The 2008 Syrah is a plush, crowd-pleasing kind of wine. On the nose it offers blackberry and black currant, toasted oak and an underlying hint of mint. This bright, sweet, open wine rolls across the palate with black currant, black cherry and plum dominating the flavors. A slight toasty note enters the flavor profile toward the back of the palate. In general, it is an extremely easy-drinking wine with the exception of a slight alcohol burn at the back of the palate. With its rich fruit flavors, the wine works well on its own. Or serve it with hearty grilled meat dishes, a tomato-based vegetable stew or a slow-cooked roast.

Rating: 13/20

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Fäsi Crest 2006 Syrah

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