Notes from day 1, bottle open for about 1.5 hours. Dark red to purple in color. Nose of dark blackberry, black olive, florals, spice. Palate of blackberry, seared meat, coffee grinds, brine, minerals, spice. The finish was long in length and the mouth feel was nice. Overall the wine was awesome, in a really good place right now, and it went really quickly. Hold or drink: 50+5+13+17+8 4
Double decant three hours before meal. Still tight, but opened up over next two hours. Boysenberry, currants, iron, lavender and blood on nose, repeating on the palate with a strong mineral and herbal finish. This wine kept evolving over the night and would benefit from more time in bottle and/or open.
Notes from day 2. Dark purple in color. Nose of blackberry, black olive, herbs. Palate of blackberry, olive brine, minerals, seared meat, coffee grinds. The finish was long in length and good acidity for the warmer year. Overall the wine was great, really thought it had decent structure, and a nice mouth feel. Gained complexity and got better the longer this was open. Hold or Drink: 50+5+12+18+8 4
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(Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah Columbia Valley) An aromatically compelling wine with a meaty, gamey streak, high toned floral notes, black olive juice, and ash. The palate is perfumed and textured, full of savory flavors. High on my list of favorite Syrahs this year. 100% Syrah. Minnick, Forgotten Hills, and SJR vineyards. 13.7% alcohol. 352 cases produced.
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