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The 2007 Estate Syrah comes from the Manzoni Family Estate Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County, just west of the town of Gonzales. Brilliant red in color with pronounced northern Rhône-like ground white pepper, spicy blackberry, and Campari liquor notes, the 2007 Estate Syrah is distinctive to its Monterey growing region and represents the Manzoni family’s finest efforts in winemaking. Pomegranate, licorice and mocha-vanilla aromas accentuate the nose, while a moderate amount of caramel is evident in the flavor, as a result of the aging in new French oak barrels. Its creamy texture and soft tannins make it undeniably irresistible – and the top wine industry judges seem to agree with a stellar 94 Points and Gold Medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute’s World Wine Championships and a 91 Points – “Editor’s Choice” from Wine Enthusiast magazine. The Manzoni 2007 Estate Syrah also picked up a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in addition to a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and a Gold Medal at the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition. Try pairing this exceptional wine with intensely flavored dishes such as stews, grilled meats and strong cheeses. [+]