Reviewed on 2022-02-08
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Rating 93
Style Red Dessert Wine
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13%
Price $25.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Drinking Outside the Lines, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Merlot , Syrah / Shiraz

Dutton Estate Winery Sweet Sisters Late Harvest Syrah 2017 Review

When you think of the Russian River Valley, often Pinot Noir comes to mind. And Chardonnay as well. You may not think of Syrah — or late harvest Syrah, at that. Neither did we! And we’re so glad we do now! This American dessert wine has all the balance of a red blend. There's a slight peppery note on the nose, with nice texture from the tannins (another pleasant surprise). It’s not cloying and has just the right amount of acidity. Even though it’s a sweet wine, the character of Syrah comes through. If you drink port you'll love this.

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POINTS
Dutton Estate Winery Sweet Sisters Late Harvest Syrah 2017
When you think of the Russian River Valley, often Pinot Noir comes to mind. And Chardonnay as well. You may not think of Syrah — or late harvest Syrah, at that. Neither did we! And we’re so glad we do now! This American dessert wine has all the balance of a red blend. There's a slight peppery note on the nose, with nice texture from the tannins (another pleasant surprise). It’s not cloying and has just the right amount of acidity. Even though it’s a sweet wine, the character of Syrah comes through. If you drink port you'll love this.

Reviewed On: 02-08-2022
93
POINTS
Dutton Estate Winery Sweet Sisters Late Harvest Syrah 2017
When you think of the Russian River Valley, often Pinot Noir comes to mind. And Chardonnay as well. You may not think of Syrah — or late harvest Syrah, at that. Neither did we! And we’re so glad we do now! This American dessert wine has all the balance of a red blend. There's a slight peppery note on the nose, with nice texture from the tannins (another pleasant surprise). It’s not cloying and has just the right amount of acidity. Even though it’s a sweet wine, the character of Syrah comes through. If you drink port you'll love this.

Reviewed On: 02-08-2022