Decanted for about 45 minutes. Dark, inky purple color. Pepper, smoked meat, stems, blackberries, and a hint of cherry on the nose. The nose is NOT fruit dominated, the fruit elements paly a backup role, which to me is a nice change of pace. Medium body with a solid tannic backbone and very nice acidity. Decent length on the finish, which does show a bit more of the fruit but still retains the black pepper. Not a fruit forward wine. If you like loads of pepper, try this wine, I love it.
Decanted 1/2 bottle, reserving the rest in an empty .375. Right out of the bottle this had a dry tannic note, lots of odd green notes, and a stink whose nose led my wife to think this was a pinot. 2.5 hours later the off odors have largely blown off, though I'm not enjoying the "boquet." The flavor profile is much nicer, more of a burgundy than a new-world syrah. Very soft, some green stemminess, but not a bad bottle of wine, just not my style.
Dark and somewhat fruity. A nice nose of pepper. This really starts to show at 90 minutes. Very smooth and full-bodied. Picked this up at a visit to Siduri/Nova 18 months ago for $24. On day 2, this was still rocking.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.