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2008 Big Basin Vineyards Mandala
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Community Tasting Notes 14
missionpk Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 4, 2014 - Was a bit worried about the heat after my last bottle and opened this a bit earlier than I otherwise would. Didn't really notice the heat this time. just some fun big fruit and well balanced acidity and tannins. Very tasty.
WineCenturyAZ Likes this wine: (89 points)
November 28, 2014 - Inky almost black in the glass with ruby edges, aromatic nose of black fruits, anise, and wood, palate is fruit forward with black fruits, chocolate, Nice.
missionpk wrote: (88 points)
August 27, 2014 - Big. A bit hot. If not for the spike of alc, would be quite balanced between acidity, fruit, and tannins.
Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 10, 2013 - Immensely enjoyable!
silton Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 16, 2012 - No formal notes. Presents like many Big Basin Syrahs, a well made blue fruit bomb with campfire and maple stylings.
Pro Reviews 4
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By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)
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By Jeb Dunnuck
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By Richard Jennings
4/16/2011 (link) 92 points
(Big Basin Vineyards Mandala) Dark maroon color; nice, roasted berry, blackberry, sweet smoke nose; tight, intense, ripe berry, ripe black plum, chocolate palate; long finish (Syrah with 8% Grenache and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon)
By Richard Jennings
3/27/2011 (link) 92 points
(Big Basin Vineyards Mandala) Rich black fruit, tar nose; rich, ripe black fruit, black plum palate; long finish 92+ points (Syrah with 8% Grenache and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon)
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Big Basin Vineyards
- Varietal Syrah Blend
- Designation Mandala
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion San Francisco Bay
- Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 73 (61%)
- Consumed 46 (39%)