Old World vs. New World Syrahs @ Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm, TN

Tasted September 8, 2018 by tcarter with 120 views

Flight 1 - Bubbles to Start (1 note)

Flight 2 - Old World Rhone Syrah (4 notes)

Red
1999 Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
95 points
Spectacular. In a great spot right now.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2003 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
93 points
Great stuff. Drinking well now.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2006 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
94 points
Very approachable.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2011 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
94 points
Stellar, but still a baby. Needs to sit in the bottle for a couple more years.

Flight 3 - New World Cali Syrah (4 notes)

Red
2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley
97 points
Awesome. Just awesome.
2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
Red
2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley
99 points
A near perfect wine for me. Just lush and incredible. WOTN in a pretty powerful lineup including some other power hitters like SQN and Lillian Blue.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2007 Lillian Winery Syrah Blue Label USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
94 points
Really good. Didn't stack up to the 07 SQN and Albans we had side by side, but still great.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2007 Sine Qua Non Syrah Labels USA, California, Central Coast
96 points
Really terrific
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Closing

07 Seymour's was the WOTN for most everyone. Then Reva and SQN Labels duked it out.

Of the old worlds, the 99 Voge was drinking great. Rostaing surprised and overperformed.

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