2009 Pruett “Reserve” Syrah
$46 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
This month’s selection from the Placer County winery of Scott and Judy Pruett represents a breakthrough for the local wine scene: their ’09 Reserve Syrah was the first wine made with Placer County fruit that has been awarded 90 points or more from Wine Spectator magazine. Long-time California critic James Laube scored Scott’s Syrah 91 points. Only 100 cases were made, so enjoy this wine before our very limited supply runs out.
This is one of three, Wine Spectator 90+ point scores earned by Pruett Vineyards. Most recently, the 2010 Lucky Lauren ($30) earned an unprecedented 93 points, and we’ll be stocking it very soon at Carpe Vino. The 2009 Estate Syrah was also the recipient of 91 points from Laube.
For those of you unaware, Scott is not only a talented winemaker, he’s also one of America’s greatest race drivers, a five-time winner of the prestigious Can-Am Championship (2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). He’s also a really nice guy who loves to talk about wine. Here’s a head’s up: look for Pruett Vineyards to be featured early next year with a profile in Wine Spectator.
Wine Spectator Review, 91 Points: “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.” –James Laube
Winery Tasting Notes: “Intense and extracted, huge black cherry, blackberry Syrah varietal fruit. Spice with a hint of pepper give way to a long, rich and satisfying finish.”
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