Orfila 1998 Val de la Mer - Estate Syrah (San Pasqual Valley ) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Orfila 1998 Val de la Mer - Estate Syrah (San Pasqual Valley )

Rating
88
Price
$24
Winery
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
13.7%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
11/1/2001
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Dark aromas and flavors of coffee and cola share center stage with cedar and black cherries. Despite the heavy flavors, the wine is a bit on the light side, but smooth and harmonious. Finishes with hints of espresso and smooth, velvety tannins.

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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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