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Community Tasting Notes (27) Avg Score: 93.2 points

  • Do not air. I did for forty minutes and by the time we finished the bottle, it was fading. Drank in Reidel Syrah glasses. I will drink my other bottles within a year or so

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  • My last one - F**K! Such expressive aromatics on these Denner tens. Serious depth and weight and just pure, delicious (but not outrageous) Paso fruit. My only criticism of this wine is the label which looks like Van Gogh drawing a dormant vine w/roots about six years before he moved to Southern France and discovered the sun. Come on, y'all.

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  • This blend is always good to great, and this vintage was great. 93+. It has all of the things I love about it in spades: honeysuckle, blackberry liqueur and char in the nose, opulent black berry fruit in the mouth, finishing with a hint of pepper and mocha. It totally goes toe to toe with the truffle burger at Eden Burger. Every vintage, every time. Great juice. Decanted for about 2 hours, and it needs it still.

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  • Aroma of roses and black and red fruit. Inky, purple color but medium on palate. Plum, blackberry, hint of spice and earth. Very balanced. Tannins were soft and the Viognier gave the wine an airy, fresh feel on the palate. Great wine.

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  • Popped and drank, non-blind. Wonderful wine! Inky and full-bodied with a nose of dark fruit and floral accents (seemingly from the stellar Denner Viognier component.) Hits the tongue with blackberry and dark fruit finishing into earth and a touch of pepper, lingering for a while. Smooth and well-integrated tannins, with great mouth-feel/texture and balancing out nicely. This is evolving very nicely as compared to a year ago, much smoother, will still benefit from a short cellar nap (1 more year.) Low alcohol content comparitively to many HUGE central coast syrahs at 14.3%. No alcohol bomb here! Stellar effort here.

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    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171, (See more on Vinous...)

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