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  • Writer's pictureChris Vannoy

Solon Attica Shiraz (2016)

7 Bilgeler Vineyards. Excellent wine. Very good Shiraz example with best of the oak integrated.

There are several varietals made by 7 Bilgeler Vineyards. This was one of my initial tastings as I really appreciate the boldness of Shiraz / Syrah.

These wines come predominantly the vineyard adjacent to the winery, and the wines ferment around 15 days and then spend 8 months in French oak. This time allows a distinct oaky ness but not artificially so.

The flavors is dense yet lively. This is moderately complex. The finish is longish and full bodied, with plum, cherry and a bit of pepper/ spice. One friend noted cinnamon, but I'd say there is clear spicyness in the well integrated body. Tannins are round.

While I haven't tried it myself yet the 2020 is supposed to be even better.

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