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2006 Lillian Winery Syrah Blue Label
- Central Coast
- Santa Barbara County
Community Tasting Notes 33
Burgundy Al wrote: (90 points)
March 4, 2017 - BYO Blind Tasting and Dinner (House of Nanda - Chicago IL): Magnum. Decanted 3 hours, served blind to the tasting group. Super concentration and technically very good and well balanced. I like the power here, but find it slightly one dimensional, so simpler than it should be as a "reserve" wine.
PhillyOutWest Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 24, 2016 - PnP- Bad idea. Much better on day 2. These still need a healthy decant. 94 points, but likely better if I gave it more time in decanter.
Mr.Overhill Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 28, 2016 - Very rich, interesting flamboyance of creamy red fruits and blackberry cheesecake. At ten years old it's still almost over the top, but has become somewhat more tamed. The white hawk flavor profile shines through on this one, a very full midpalate and some nice acids show themselves after a few hours of air. Great finish of tar and olive tapenade. This one should really be interesting in another five-seven years.
RPerro Likes this wine: (93 points)
June 14, 2016 - Pop & pour. Amazingly rich, impenetrable black-purple color. Nose of spicy blackberry, oak and a slight burn of alcohol. Flavors of oak, sweet black fruit, espresso and a touch of vanilla on the finish. Perhaps a touch too much oak still apparent. It sort of overshadows the rest of the experience. I like the wine very much, but as it sat open, the oak took on more and more of a presence. Started out as a 95-96 level wine, and ended up more of a 93 after being open for 3+ hours. Drink now.
Nutty08 Likes this wine: (93 points)
November 26, 2015 - 4yrs from my last bottle. Needed a couple hours to really show well. Exposing wine of pepper and spice and a bit of coffee. Early in the evening the oak notes were mixed up with the fruit, but with some time this receded and the fruit seemed much more pure. Plenty of purple fruit, with oak spice. Lengthy finish with pepper, spice, and mocha. Smooth and integrated, with a nuanced polished style.
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- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Lillian Winery
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation Blue Label
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Santa Barbara County
- Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 191 (55%)
- Consumed 156 (45%)
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