Creosote is gone now. Beautifully balanced. Blue fruits and spices. Pepper I noticed just five months ago is barely present, but it's been replaced by what a friend described as an "espresso note". Good stuff. Probably at its peak.
About a year and a half since my last bottle, and most of the rough edges are gone. Minimal creosote, but it still shows a ton of pepper (a good thing, at least for me). Black and blue fruits and plenty of spices. Nice mouthfeel and a decent finish. Probably just starting to hit its stride.
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(Novy Family Wines Syrah Christensen Family Vineyard) Group's #4 (my #3) – 88 pts; 0, 2, 2, 0 - dark red violet color; lovely berry, boysenberry and fig nose; tasty, black fruit, tar and fig palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
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