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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • Similar tasting notes to previous bottle with a hint more earth on the nose and tannic structure on the finish.

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  • A lovely syrah! Wonderful dark berry aromas with plum, black pepper and grapefruit notes on the palate and finish.

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  • Marvelous SLH syrah, big and yet very polished. Dramatically different on day 2, with totally smoothed edges and balance. Lovely!

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  • I finished my other remaining Roar, the 2007 Garys', the night before last. I saved this 2008 Rosella's for last, as I figured this wine would show better, given the higher acidity comment in my note from 2 years ago, and in general, my overall favoring of Rosella's as the best plot of the two. Open about an hour, it has notes of burning embers/campfire, smoke, stem and purple flower. To the fruit, has the kick of grapefruit that is Rosella's, some chocolate and blue fruit. The ruby grapefruit is the star here, anchoring the wine, and then closing with it and a blueberry syrup note. Like the Garys', this is a big wine and it has a shading of heat on the nose, much less than the Garys', however. In contrast to that wine, the acid here is fantastic and the wine works. This can age further but the combination of acid and fruit makes this wine fun to drink now.....ps--for a day 2 note, this smoothed out like the 2007 Garys', but where these differ is that the Rosella's maintains the acid, the alc is a non-factor and the wine just really pure pleasure. This is not old world syrah but it's got a decadence that is well within the lines and a smile maker.

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  • Just a beautiful cool weather Syrah that is drinking really well but should even improve over a couple of years and then hold for another five years. I loved it

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