Opened and poured, A medium ruby to pink at the rin. Full bodied, brambly syrah featuring lots of raspberry and blackberry, with an anise component and dust. There's also a floral hint, almost rose. Fruit is hanging on, though mostly resolved. Tannins are all but gone. Smooth and velvety landing on the finish. Dry creek dust and crackly fall leaves. Turns simple with a day under vac-u-vin, going slightly south and sour. Decent wine.
Tasted almost exactly 1yr ago. Expressive floral nose with lavender, raspberry, strawberries with a touch of orange rind. Palate was surprisingly thin in comparison to the nose, but nicely acidic and refreshing. Strong red fruits are forward, with touch of pepper and toast. Nice lengthy finish with toast and vanilla, red fruits, and citrus. A nice effort, though maybe a little thinner and less peppery than last year.
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