Purple and blue fruits. Very mild savory characters. Palate showed slight acidity, somewhat round and unctuous mouthfeel. Tannins were mild. Alcohol was a bit detracting. The most pervasive theme was vanilla. On nose, palate, and lingering finish - it was there.
1/2 Bottle re-corked, put in fridge and then gently warmed next day: More vanilla, more spice and pepper. More heat.
The consensus was meh... we did not enjoy this bottle. The 2010 I've had recently was much better. Very grateful to my buddy for sharing.
Medium strawberry hue, very clear. Decanted one hour before drinking, drank over two hour period. Nose: medium aromatically. Dark fruits, mostly cherry, but it’s the savory elements that dominate nose, palate, and finish. Meats, iodine in the nose, almost no oak detected. Bit of an alcohol burn early on. Cherries come through after two hours, along with black olives, green bell peppers. Evolving nose, smell something different every time. Interesting in a very good way. Palate: savory, salty. Medium pepper. Meat, bacon fat. very smoky. Thinish wine, but full of flavor. After 1 hour tannins are almost imperceptible, but still has a solid structure. Good acidity. Finish: Smokiness explodes on the finish as the saline comes through. Medium finish length.
Took to a blind tasting, small taste: N: black raspberry, seared meats, spice P: black raspberry, black plum, seared meats, herbs, spice F: long finish, really good acid Really nice showing, wish it had gotten a little more air prior to serving though. 92-93 4
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(Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah Columbia Valley) Crazy, intense raspberry aromas along with abundant mineral notes, floral notes, and light game. The palate is tart and crisp with a big acid blast that carries the wine off into the distance. 100% Syrah. Phinny Hill, Minick, Forgotten Hills, and Les Collines vineyards. 13.8% alcohol. Aged in neutral French oak. 264 cases produced.
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