Color: inky purple/ruby -> dark ruby rim. Bouquet of iodine, crushed rock, cassis, graphite. Palate presented minerals and cassis and was quite medicinal (in a good way). Large scaled wine but not overripe or jammy. The bordeaux elements really take over in this wine. I'm usually not a fan of Cab/Syrah combos (Domaine Trevallon being an exception), but this really works. Tannins are noticeable still but soft and fine. Wonderful finish and excellent acidity makes the wine almost seem juicy. Quite attractive; brooding, masculine . . . a thinking man's (or woman's) wine.
Really cool wine. Layered flavors, kept me guessing. Complex, yet fruit forward. Watch out for special things from this winemaker. Who would have guessed a wine from Paso would blend Syrah, cab and petit verdot. that's crazy talk!
Just Great. Blend of Syrah (34%) and equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, with no single varietal in domination. Dark, luxurious fruit, vanilla bean, cassis, and a sprinkle of pepper. Half way between medium and full bodied. Decanted in the glass at BYO restaurant, which worked, but a longer decant wouldn't hurt.
Reds at Dave's: Black fruit and cocoa on the nose. More dark fruit on the palate with some obvious alcohol and a wall of tannin. Maybe my palate was shot as the last two wines were hard for me to get a feel for.
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