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2012 Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard Santa Barbara County
10/12/2017 - ebert Does not like this wine:
86 points
fizzy and maybe going through a secondary fermentation. Definitely not drinkable
  • ebert commented:

    10/14/17, 3:55 PM - That makes sense. The RS in our bottle was fermenting -- can't have secondary fermentation without some RS...

2013 De La Montanya Zinfandel 1776 Dry Creek Valley
6/17/2014 - ebert Does not like this wine:
80 points
Volatile alcohol on the nose. Overly strong alcohol, strong fighting flavors on the palate, flabby.
  • ebert commented:

    7/4/14, 10:38 AM - With the previous 1776's there was no problem drinking young and aging more than a few years isn't a good idea given the high alcohol content and the level of acid (according to Dennis De La Montanya), so we were quite disappointed when we opened this one since we liked the previous vintages. It could still be going through some extra reactions after bottling and may settle down, but I am not hopeful unfortunately.

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