I think I know where this is trying to go, it has some Northern Rhone -style to it with a very appealing bacon fat finish. But it comes across a little clumsy, and if it isn't one-dimensional (and it isn't), I'd say two-dimensional is as far as it gets. Could use a bit more cut, more earth, more finesse, more something to make it more memorable. Still, by the glass, at a bar, with a hamburger, you'd be pretty happy.
First night seemed very restrained. Blackberry, some blueberry with good acidity and fine tannins. On the second night it had opened up considerably, pleasingly filling out what had been a slightly hollow mid-palate. Definitely needs more cellar time IMO.
At $20 from Garagiste, this wine was a steal. A well heeled, 13.8% alc. Syrah. that is showing well and has life to go.
Color: Classic syrah inky purple. Cloudy goodness, likely unfiltered. Nose: reminiscent of cool climate; Bacon fat, brine, black fruits, earth Palate: Restrained, elegant, and mouth watering. No fruit bomb here, nor overly acidic or tannic - well balanced. Front palate has vibrant black fruit and mineral notes. Mid palate has more depth, texture, earthiness and modest structure. The finish is long & lingering, in a pleasing way.
(testing new Cellartracker tools.....hmmmm.) The wine looks Inky colored. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Forest floor, Mineral, Mushroom, Black Pepper, and Meaty.
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