1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah


  • USA
  • California
Drink between 1999 - 2011 (Edit)
CT90 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2001
Label borrowed from 1989
Label borrowed from 1988
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    August 4, 2019 - Very heavy sediment required a careful decant, even so leaving the wine a touch cloudy. First sip was all road tar, roasted meat and underbrush. An hour later, the wine cleared up, and a hint of blackberry fruit was added to the mix, alongside some worn leather. It never got into bacon fat territory, but was still classic, aged Syrah. Medium body, balancing acidic structure, and a long, meaty finish kept me going back sip after sip until it was gone.

    I don't normally say this with ESJ wines, but I think this bottling is at the drink up stage. It's lovely now, but does not have the extra depth for further aging. I have one more which I will open within the next year.

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 18, 2017 - Wasn't able to take any notes. Decanted off sediment. Initially tart red fruits and some herbs with some mild tannins. Really got going 1 hour later when some roasted meats and olives come up and blend nicely with the red fruits, pine and herbs. Elegant mouthfeel. The aromas, similar to palate, really begin to shine as well. Of course, the best glass was the last.

  • slaton wrote:

    April 25, 2009 - Tired, with a strongly roasted, vegetal character. Weird bottle. Not good.

  • chbeaumont wrote:

    May 31, 2001 - Deep, purple rim; raspberries, meaty, pine needles, bold; berried, youthful vigour, well endowed, tannins masked, concentrated. Needs 3 years. 16

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Edmunds St. John
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (18%)
  • In Cellars 13 (46%)
  • Consumed 10 (36%)

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