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Community Tasting Notes (15) Avg Score: 90 points

  • Inky dark ruby, bacon fat nose on the PnP. Tart red berry with a little spice, light to medium body and fruit with some chewy tannins. Not bold nor restrained, but as Goldilocks would say just right. Cranberry/pomegranate fruit with a good balance in favor of the acid and finishing with grainy tannins. This is drinking really well now and should last for some time. This should be very appealing to Pinot lovers as well, this is no jammy fruit bomb. Enjoy.
    Night two, beef jerky and lemon per FMIII, also getting funky barnyard and leather with some bitter tannins ala Italian IGT in a more restrained style. This is just great in an acid forward style with or sans food. Super wine, my WOTY so far.

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  • Lots of toasty oak and bold dark black fruit on this bottling.

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  • Broken Bones Book Signing & Wine Tasting (Weygandt Wines - Washington, D.C.): Two years since my last bottle and this has aged wonderfully. Opened the day before and tasted, but left the rest for Day 2, when it really began to sing. A kind of roasted plum color. Aromas of black currants, plums, black olive, soil and herbs. I like the tart red and black fruit and the freshness from the acid. Not overbearing or too rich at all, actually quite silky. More braised meat, smoke and charcoal aspects than I remember from before, some olive bring and coffee as well. Long and pure, pretty much everyone enjoyed this. Such a good but at $28 from the winery, too bad I don't have any more.

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  • 1-1/2 hr decant. Expressive smokey ash, pepper and black fruit nose. Medium body similar to the nose that turns to more savory, meaty notes as it is open. moderate tannins with a medium plus soft finish. A yearly purchase for me and a very good value.

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  • Opened and let sit in bottle for 60 minutes; dark purple, almost opaque; nose of spice, pepper, smoked meat, coffee, kalamata olives; palate is lighter than expected; not a big blast of fruit but still tart and dark flavors, earthiness and lean; strong tannins with a good acid bite; medium + finish. Days 2 and 3 led to a little more body each day and suprisingly, the fruit on the nose intensified.

    Very enjoyable sipper in the evenings for three days. I'd purchase again if given the opportunity. Two thumbs up to the native Texans!

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  • By Richard Jennings
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    (Novy Family Wines Syrah Rosella's Vineyard) Opaque red violet color; oak, toasty plum nose; toasty oak, roasted plum, lavender palate; medium-plus finish

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