Delicious RRV Syrah. No formal TN, but there was ample dark fruit profile (not overly fruity), some charred wood notes, peppery spice, and med acidity to support the longish finish. Nicely integrated, rounded tannins allow the wine to be enjoyed now through 2020.
Black fruit and olives/cured meats on the nose. Definite bresaola notes. Little funk and shockingly easy drinking for 15.2% abv, with no obvious heat. Finish goes on for a good 30 seconds. Old world nose with a clean California palate of blackberries, currant, and smoky olives--think gin soaked anchovy olives. Awesome.
Pairing: soy/ginger/garlic/lime/chile marinated flank steak with honey ginger carrots.
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