La Lomita 2021 Islay Hill Vineyard Syrah (Edna Valley) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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La Lomita 2021 Islay Hill Vineyard Syrah (Edna Valley)

Rating
94
Price
$48
Winery
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
10/1/2023
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Damp bay leaf and forest floor aromas give depth to the brawny, stewed elderberry core to the nose of this bottling from vines grown in volcanic soils. Roasted fruit flavors on the palate are layered in Indian spices, thyme and eucalyptus leaf, with a solid peppercorn presence deep into the finish. Matt Kettmann

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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