PnP over 2 nights - no improvement or change on 2nd night. When I had this wine a few years ago, I remember enjoying it much more. I found this to be somewhat strange and single noted. Still has a backbone of acid but not a lot of tannins. Felt a bit flat in the mouth and had no back palate action at all. Did not really enjoy at all which is surprising because I usually love their wines.
Initially, a nose of blackberry fruit, minerals and pencil lead. After 30 minutes, it took on more savory notes and lost most of the initial fruitiness. Just lovely with broiled D'Artagnan venison chops.
Moderately aromatic nose of mild green pepper. Opens with moderate blueberry on the palate. Well-integrated fine tannins and a medium to long finish. Opens up with 20-30 minutes in the glass to reveal additional complexity. Drinking well now. Typical for Arnot-Roberts, this Syrah is a leaner, more focused, old-world style.
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(Arnot-Roberts Syrah North Coast) Complex, appealing, red plum, roasted fruit, herbal nose; tasty, herbal, black pepper, tart black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (100% whole cluster, with 4% Viognier)
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