The Ash Hollow was the first Syrah I drank that displayed the olive taste. As it matures, the olive is less pronounced as meat and metal take over along w dark fruits. Serve with an equally hearty braised meat dish.
Inky dark purple with iodine and cedar on the nose. Lightly dry, full body, some jammy fruit on opening, blackberries, iodine and leather, moderate acid followed by chewy tannins. The fruit is dominate at this time
Beautiful wine. Olive, smoke, brine/saline, cured meat, sweet leather and a touch of barnyard all beautifully harmonized with blueberries and plum flavors. Definitely showcasing the rustic, savory side of syrah, but in gorgeous fashion. Decanted for 15 mins and enjoyed over the course of an evening. No need to decant very long, no need to cellar much longer; in a great place right now.
Nice wine. Nose is slightly smoky, with a black fruit, olive core. Smells a bit like it came off "the rocks." Palate was a nice, complex blend of dark fruits, mild peppers, barnyard/forest floor. Silky texture, tannins are well integrated. Finish is medium to long; nice flavor, but not overly complex. Good bottle of wine, excellent QPR.
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