Red

2009 Agharta Wines Black Label

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • RyanStotz Likes this wine:

    November 25, 2020 - Really wasn't expecting this. I'd buried it in the cellar due to it being not only new world Syrah but 15.1% abv new world Syrah, and opened it for day drinking cocktail wine thinking it'd be a fruit bomb. Pax being Pax, I was, of course, wrong, and this has plenty of acid and savory guts to bring the judicious fruit into balance. Meaty, bloody, and a little chocolatey on the nose, but the palate brings the high-toned raspberry coulis and candied red cherry on a bed of Cornas-like tannins. Should've gotten the lamb pairing it deserved, but some decent Gruyère and bread was OK too. Could probably go another year, but it's in a nice place right now if you've got some rich protein for it to with.

  • Beezc Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 13, 2020 - If you have any drink up. Fruit is fading and it does not have a lot of life left. Not bad but wished I had consumed a year or two earlier.

  • alpha_ori Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 6, 2020 - Delicious and intense, sour and focused. A touch of smoke and then soil. I like it, but I can see how it can be divisive.

  • markcic wrote: 85 points

    September 4, 2020 - This wine was just not doing it for me last night. I had not tried a bottle since June of 2019 and there is a real difference. I have always enjoyed these wines and have a bunch in my cellar dating back to 2004. The wine had a typical syrah nose of dark berries and a hint of spice. The palate was linear with no variations in taste and no multiple flavors. It just ended with i guess you could call a pinch of spice. It wasn't spoiled just wasn't anything.

  • Quarked wrote: 85 points

    September 4, 2020 - Not flawed in any obvious way, but this has not stood up to age. Sour and acidic beyond what I, or my wife, likes at all, with all fruit notes long gone. The nose was of syrah, but I couldn't identify anything else about it that I liked.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Agharta Wines
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Black Label
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation North Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 220 (55%)
  • Consumed 179 (45%)

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