SHAI Cellars Wines

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2010 Adome

65% Syrah (Tierra Alta Vineyard) & 35% Grenache (Harrison Clark Vineyard)
– Santa Ynez Valley - 150 case production.

Aged for 33 months in 100% French oak (33% new) - Bottled in August of 2013 - Released May 2014.

An immediate blast of clove and allspice on the nose, followed by layers of plum, blackberry, raisin and licorice. Savor the aromas and bouquet and then dive in. It is worth the wait. Well integrated oak blends with a spicy lift on palate. Settling down to a basket of dark berry fruit, followed by an elegant and long finish, belying the alcohol. Set aside for 2-3 years and enjoy for 7-10 years.

$35

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2010 Syrah

100% Tierra Alta Syrah – Noir Clone - Santa Ynez Valley - 50 case production.

Aged for 33 months in 100% French oak (50% New) - Bottled in August of 2013 -
Released May 2014

You are going to make love to the nose on this wine. It enraptures every sensor in your nose. This wine is all about a slow seduction starting with a soft oak kiss and soft licks of cassis, blackberry, spice and just plain lush....
The finish on this wine continues to seduce. While the alcohol is a bit high, you would never know it.

$40

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2009 Grenache

Estelle Vineyard – Santa Ynez Valley - 100 case production.
Aged 18 months in 100% natural French oak – Bottled in June of 2011 - Released December 2011.

The 2009 Shai Cellars Grenache, a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that's aged for 18 months in 100% French oak, is incredibly savory and meaty, showing copious amounts of dried cherries and kirsch, smoked leather, dried beef, and ground pepper on the nose. This leads to a medium-bodied wine that has a supple, light texture, notable balance, and a long finish. The tannin is polished and there's a lot to like here. I think that this will gain richness and flesh with a year in bottle (which Grenache can do).

$24

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2009 Adome

65% Syrah (Tierra Alta Vineyard) & 35% Cab (Jack McGinley Vineyard)
– Santa Ynez Valley - 225 case production.

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak (55% new) - Bottled in June of 2011 - Released June 2012.

More rich and concentrated, with 1 year of bottle aging the 2009 Shai Cellars Adome is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon that spend 18 months in 55% new French oak. Exhibiting rock solid aromas of cassis, smoked meats, leather, licorice, and cedar, this medium-bodied Syrah has a silky, beautifully polished texture, good concentration, and a classically dry, chewy finish. This is very well done and certainly delicious. It should continue to flesh out with a year in bottle, and drink well over the following several years.

Wine Spectator - 92 points

$35

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2008 Adome - Library Wine

65% Syrah (Tierra Alta Vineyard) & 35% Cab (Losson Vineyard)
– Santa Ynez Valley - 230 case production.

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak (40% new) - Bottled in June of 2010
- Released in September of 2010.

The 2008 Shai Cellars Adome shows a deep purple color, as well as deep, Cabernet like aromas of cassis, tobacco, earth, and lead pencil on the nose. With air, more of the sweet Syrah fruit and spice starts to show and there's good complexity. On the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied with a rich, pure texture that carries through to a dense mid-palate, and a long, clean finish that shows sweet fruit. This is a delicious red for consuming over the next several years.

Library wine: $55 (3 bottle limit)

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