Evolving nicely, on initial open, more acidic and fruit-driven, with iodine and roasted meat elements coming more to the fore overnight and hitting more in my wheelhouse. Still shows signs of plenty of life left.
Inky dark purple with ripe cherry nose. Fruity with a dose of funk, needs at least an hour to settle, bold fruit and body which for me does not get the accolades most bestow on this wine. Sorry, but I just get a lightly jammy, funky fruity wine. Not saying others may like this style, but I have moved away toward the AFWE style. It need substantially more acid and tannins for my palate. On night two, substantial improvement with the acid more prominent to better balance the fruit, tannins are on the light side.
Consistent with more detailed notes and score from 12/2/13. This was showing great, but could really use another year or two in bottle. It was tasted alongside a 2007 Betz Serenne, 2011 Gramercy Lagniappe, 2012 Ken Wright Shea and 2012 St Innocent Zenith.
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(Proper Wines Syrah Walla Walla Valley) An aromatically complex wine that pops with an almost endless list of aromas including orange peel, earth, olive brine, smoked meat, earthy funk, ash and chocolate. This is a wine you can just sit and smell with total satisfaction. The palate is restrained and understated but perfumed with orange peel, earth, and savory flavors leading to an extended, peppery, savory finish. Brings a real sense of the freshness of the 2010 vintage and a distinct sense of place. Among the more exciting wineries to enter the stage this year and a complete steal at this price. 100% Syrah. Aged 16 months in 20% new French oak. 13.7% alcohol. Approximately 450 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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