Beautiful purple red color. Was a bit tannic when first opened and I would say started off as a 88-89. After about 1 hour after the decant it was really, really nice. Tannins softened, fruit came out. Delicious. I would recommend a 1-2 hour decant on the next bottle.
ripe fresh blueberries, little bit of smoky meat, nice touch of acid in the finish to balance. I don't really get any green notes I see a couple of others complaining about. The 14.5 is fairly well hidden. This is very nice wine for the price and I think a good example of the quality of Syrah fruit that can be achieved in Santa Ynez area
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(Stolpman Syrah) Dark magenta color; aromatic, refined black fruit, olive, pepper, incipient bacon fat nose; tasty, tight, black fruit, olive, pepper palate with good acidity; could use 3-4 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points
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