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2006 Nicholas Cole Cellars Syrah Dauphiné Walla Walla Valley


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley

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  • blabbott wrote: 87 points

    March 11, 2012 - Nice blackberry nose. This bottle has improved as it opened up, it had been decanted for about 30 minutes before we tasted it. This doesn't seem to be a really balanced wine, the acid is slightly overwhelming the fruit. Two and a half hours after decanting, this wine is still disappointing considering our expectations and other tasting notes. The fruit is coming out more and the wine really is improving, but it isn't leaving me wishing I had more in the cellar.


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  • Leomania commented:

    3/11/12, 10:08 PM - Perhaps you had an off bottle; I hope you do have some more in the cellar. Of all of my Nicolas Cole wines, this one surprised me the most - it is the definition of "brooding", in my estimation. It is dryer than many Syrah, so give it a long time to open up (save a half bottle for a second night if you can). Pair it with something appropriate, and if all else fails get a good quality salami and I'm confident the wine will absolutely sing. Personally, it has taken all my will power to avoid drinking another bottle.

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