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Kennedy Point Syrah
Kennedy Point Vineyard
New Zealand - Marlborough

The wine is reminiscent of a northern Rhone wine that is fermented with 2% Viognier, which lifts the aromas of pepper, spice and dark fruit. Ripe dark berry fruit flavors and rounded tannins with just enough crisp acid to balance the palate. This full-bodied wine finishes with fine tannins and structured spicy fruit. It should be aged for 3 to 8 years.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
98%Syrah, 2% Viognier
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Vinification
Fermented with wild yeast to enhance the complexity and unique qualities of the terroir. Aged in French oak for 19 months.

Reviews and News

2011 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 92 PTS - WA

2011 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 92 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 92 Pts"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Syrah flaunts bright red and black fruit aromas that are dotted with notes of spice, pepper and a touch of lavender. Medium-bodied, it has lively acidity, a low-to-medium level of rounded tannins and a long finish. - LPB"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 92+ pts

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2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 92 PTS - WA

2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 92 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 92 Pts"Deep garnet-purple, the 2010 Syrah displays notes of black fruits, plums and blackberries aside some anise and charcoal. Medium-bodied and framed by a medium level of rounded tannins, it has a vibrant acid line highlighting nice mid-palate fruit weight, then finishes long and peppery. Drink it now to 2018+. - LPB"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 92+ pts

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2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 91 PTS - WA

2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - 91 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 91 Pts"Composed of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier and aged in French oak, 20% new, for 14 months, the 2010 Syrah displays a very deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm blackberries, black plums and cassis with hints of anise, tar and dark chocolate with a whiff of pepper. Medium-full bodied and generously fruited in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of rounded tannins, lively acidity and a long toasty finish with some cedar poking through. Approachable now, it should drink best 2012 to 2017+. "
- Wine Advocate (Issue #197, October 2011), 91 pts

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2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - @jamiegoode

2010 Kennedy Point Waiheke Syrah - @jamiegoode

Kennedy Point Syrah 2010 in glass, day 2. waiheke rocks! Such a lovely wine."

"@jamiegoode: Kennedy Point Syrah 2010

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Producer Information: Kennedy Point Vineyard

Kennedy Point Vineyard is located on on Waiheke Island. The winery was founded by Susan McCarthy & Neal Kunimura in 1996, when they moved to New Zealand from Hawaii with ...
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