Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (City Walk @ Metreon, San Francisco, CA): Youthful berry fruit, spicy, a denser meaty but also minerally component; full body, dense, young, but not overly tannic, great acidity. This showed great potential but wasn't one of those wines that is hedonistic now, so give it a lot of time to develop. Lots of potential; will wait ideally >10 years before opening my only bottle. 91-95
Couldn't resist given Josh's rave reviews and encouragement. I can see why he loves this wine so much: a sculpted, very impressive Syrah. Intense (black fruits, tobacco, fresh straw); ripe without being at all over the top or atypical, and with really sexy aromatics that should be amazing with adequate time to come around. Then a very long mineral-driven finish.
I'll rate it 94 now, but the potential is there to get very close to 100 with age...
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