Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pruett Vineyards Syrah - Great Ratings from Wine Spectator

Just in time for International Syrah Day (February 16), a Sierra Foothills vineyard can exult in their accomplishment producing Syrah that's been highly rated.   Here's what we heard directly from Scott Pruett, Vineyard Owner and Winemaker:

It's Valentine's Day, but that's not the only reason hearts are pounding at Pruett Vineyard in Auburn, CA.  Wine Spectator has just rated their
         Pruett Estate Syrah and Pruett Reserve Syrah a very impressive 91 points each!

Scott Pruett in his vineyard 

 "This is so exciting, and just huge for us on a personal level as well as a community level," exclaims Scott Pruett, Vineyard Owner and Winemaker.

He continues, "This is the first wine from the estate that we have had rated.  To score 91 points is both humbling and affirming.  To my knowledge this is the highest WS rating received from this area of the Sierra Foothills."

Pruett, along with his wife Judy and their entire family, take extreme pride in their Syrah vintages, as the grapes are all grown on their Auburn, CA Estate.  They are intimately involved in every aspect of the wine, from vine to bottle.

"I don't care who or where you are,  to score that high on your first Estate release, is an incredible accomplishment.  And we're just getting started!", says a happy Scott Pruett.

Issue: Wine Spectator Mar 31, 2012

Syrah Sierra Foothills Estate 2009

Score: 91
Released Price: $36.00
NOTES: Firm, rich layered, at points creamy textured, with dark berry, espresso, melted licorice and savory notes.  Remains a tempting mix of rustic minerality and rich, layered fruit.  Best from 2012 through 2022.  150 cases made. -JL

Syrah Sierra Foothills Reserve 2009
Score: 91
Released Price: $46.00
NOTES: Intense and extracted, with detailed mineral, spice and dark berry nuances.  Shows a touch more earthiness and rusticity, but also a shade more depth, than the Pruett Estate.  Best from 2012 through 2022.  100 cases made.-JL

Scott says that the Estate Syrah is available now, and the Estate Reserve will be available later this month! For more information, take a look on their website: pruettvineyard.com

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