CARTER FAMILY JOMARA VINEYARD, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

WINEMAKER / James Rowan

Valentina Syrah 2021

$60.00

An elegantly concentrated palate of black berries, black pepper & seductive spices. Nutty oak balanced by fine chocolatey tannins. Violet & black florals lead to a stylish lingering finish with mineral elements. SOHO Rosso, a flawless extravagance of femininity.

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Inspiration

Lovers of perfection

Pedigree

Multiple gold medals, 5 star accolades & Business Class Air NZ

Spec

New oak (30%)
Coopers: Alain Fouquet & Demptos COF plus (10%) American Demptos NAPA

Valentina syrah
5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Richly fruited with stunning fruit purity and perfume, the wine shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet, warm
spice and cedar characters on the nose. The palate displays splendid concentration and plush texture, wonderfully complemented by velvety tannins. Mouthfilling and flavoursome with grace and sophistication. At its best: now to 2036.

5 stars
94 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

review

Deep purple with a ruby core, lighter on the rim. This has an expressive, elegant bouquet with penetrating aromas of violet overlying black Doris plum and blackberry interweave spice, cured meat and cedar. Medium-full bodied, the palate shows blackberry and black Doris with a suggestion of balsamic marinated strawberry intertwined with violet, black pepper, cedar, clove, black tea and minerals. Fine-grained tannins provide a fine structure adorned with spice; lively acidity enlivens and lengths the finish. This elegant Syrah possesses attractive red and black fruit with a vibrant acid balance and a structured mouthfeel. Match with lamb steak and beef over the next 5+ years. Fermented to 14% alc, aged in French & American (10%) oak barrels, 30% new oak. Vegan friendly.

EXCELLENT
94 points

Cam Douglas - MS

review

Opaque with a dark purple core and pinkish rim. Aromas and flavours of blackcurrant berries and raspberry, clay and spices, sweet meats and baking spices with a whisp of vanilla and smoky barrel. Fleshy, fruity, salivating and dry as the wine touches the palate. Firm textures from tannins and acidity with core fruit flavours reflecting the bouquet, raspberries and plums, milk chocolate and spices. A delicious, well made wine with a fleshy mouthfeel and lengthy finish. Best drinking from late 2023 through 2029.