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Magazine Archives: Jan. 31 - Feb. 29, 2004

Syrah's Rising Tide

2001 is another great vintage for the Rhône grape, while whites and reds improve too
James Laube
Issue: January 31, 2004

Vintage 2000 was a breakout year for California Syrah. Now along comes 2001 and it easily surpasses 2000 in quality, producing the largest number of outstanding Syrahs in California history. Everything seems to be coming together for this rapidly rising varietal, from the quality of the wines, which has been exceptional, to its warm, fuzzy reception by consumers.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2004.

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