Big but well balanced and elegant. After a 1 hour decant has strawberry and dark cherry fruit. Herbaceous, smoky, and funky with notes of cocoa in the mid palate with bacon fat at the finish. 93 now but still young--will likely score it higher over next several years.
Holy crap we loved this wine. First one we have tasted. Rocks on nose but big fruit as well. Palate as well truly shows some of the rocky vineyard characteristics. We were scared we opened it too early but it is tasting super. Loads of time as well of course.
Not sure if this bottle was good. Popped and poured a glass and decanted the rest for an hour. Neither the first pour or decanted pour had much on the palate. To the point that I was ready to cork it and return it. The second night though it had opened enough that it was very enjoyable. The second bottle we have will either be aged more decanted for at least eight hours.
I don't really see the tariff for this wine although the Archimage is A++.
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(Sleight of Hand Cellars Funkadelic Syrah Walla Walla Valley) An intensely aromatic wine full of earthy funk, iron, smoked meat, ash, light floral notes, and black olive juice. The palate is perfumed and soft with a plush feel and grainy tannins. 98% Syrah co-fermented with 2% Viognier. Funk Family Vineyard. Aged 11 months in French oak (16% new). 14.7% alcohol. 150 cases produced.
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