TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

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Matt Mauldin
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TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

#1 Post by Matt Mauldin » June 9th, 2019, 8:56 pm

  • 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah - USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (6/9/2019)
    Full garnet color with clear edges. Beautiful syrah aromatics - raspberry, crushed rocks, charred meats, tapenade, paprika, sage & bay leaf. Crisp red fruits on the palate, seamless secondary layers consistent with the nose, elegant on the palate with terrific tension. Nice weight to the tannins, medium and fleshy with polish. Juicy lingering fruit on the finish - good length. Excellent, and drinking beautifully. (94 pts.)
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#2 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » June 10th, 2019, 4:01 am

Thanks. Might have to dig one out of the cellar.
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#3 Post by Brian Gilp » June 10th, 2019, 4:48 am

When released, they said this more closely resembled northern Rhone than anything they had made before, or something close to that. Given that sentence and how long they age, I figured this was best left buried for many more years.

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#4 Post by Diane Kessler » June 10th, 2019, 4:51 am

I drank all of mine. It was a great vintage for them. A Northern Rhone ringer.

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#5 Post by Mike Grammer » June 10th, 2019, 6:22 am

I too am surprised it drank this well this early on. Glad it showed for you, Matt.

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#6 Post by Matt Mauldin » June 10th, 2019, 4:05 pm

A very recent CT note prior to mine was raving on it, so I decided to open. It was drinking very well, but no doubt it's early secondary - plenty of life ahead. No regrets though.
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#7 Post by Drew Goin » June 10th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Thanks for the tasting note!

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#8 Post by Len Stevens » June 10th, 2019, 5:44 pm

My favorite Cali Syrah, though I've never had the pleasure of Saxum yet. I do have an 09 James Berry in the cellar and plan on trying it sometime soon. Nice note, thank you!

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#9 Post by Carole Meredith » June 10th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Glad you enjoyed it Matt! We opened one recently and thought it was very nice. But I agree it's still got many years of life ahead of it.
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#10 Post by Roy Piper » June 10th, 2019, 6:55 pm

LM is a wine almost immune to vintages. Seems to chug along no matter what.
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#11 Post by Hao Lu » June 10th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Thank you for the notes!

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#12 Post by Bob Davis » June 11th, 2019, 7:44 am

I wait until at least 10 years of age on these wines.
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