Bummed...no, pissed! Drop off at restaurant the afternoon before our 8:30 reservation and when we showed up for dinner, it was sitting on the counter...near the stoves! I guess I shouldn't have expected more, as this restaurant has had a horrible wine program from Day 1. ...as such, I was neither able to enjoy it nor properly evaluate it. And to think I've been saving this bottle for no less than 3 years.
Unabashedly Paso from the nose through full taste, this is a killer super fruity syrah that is coming into its own. Thought it was going to need air, but upon opening, realized that if you can take a massive fruit forward syrah that has balanced tannins, this comes out the corner punching and ready. Unlike something like a Saxum, where it really needs time, this can be popped and poured without remorse. Drank over two hours, and air does help, but seriously, this is so good that holding off isn't necessaily worth it.
Decanted four hours prior to consuming then saved a bit for day two. Beautiful expression of Paso fruit which I enjoyed slightly more on day one. Soft, even gentle, dark red and blue fruit sashay across the palate without any misstep. There is a deft hand behind this bottle: confidence clothed in silk and satin.
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