So a closed nose - almost cooked. Very much roasted blueberry and not much else. As time wore on it got a bit of smoke and almost a bacon fat aroma but not quite. Fruit ok acid not that great but a long finish. Not sure what I saw when I bought this. It will get better but I am not sure it will ever be great.
Syrah Blinds (Leon, Tim, and Friends) (The Palace Steakhouse, SF): Medium garnet. The nose is predominantly fecal. A bit strong for me. Dirty diaper, clove, some acetaldehyde. Slight lambic character (lots of Brett influence). Structurally, this sees classic of Northern Rhone, maybe on the softer side. Some age, but not much. 13.5% Alcohol. Based on the rusticity of this (the dirtiness), I'm guessing this is:
2007 Cornas, ~$50 Actually: Jasmin, Cote-Rotie, 2006 no stems, lots of big neutral barrels, some viognier
He racks his wine many times, so gets a lot of exposure to air. They have a faded character. I'm not a fan. Score: 8-8.5
Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Dark garnet core with maroon rim; nutty, minty, ripe, hint of VA, smooth texture, black pepper, slight funk, smoky, granite; plush texture, good acid, dark cherry, plum; really delicious, overall a slight rustic quality, very good; called '07 Cote Rotie.
Eh. Lacks the overt oak notes that have characterized recent vintage Jasmin, but one can still sense a slathering of oak in the creamy soft texture. There is a pool of dark fruit but it feels flabby and unstructured. Not impressed. A glass the next night was awful. Amali with Bruce, Michel and Stephen V.
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