November 5, 2021 - Really enjoyed this. Lots of complexity for a very approachable wine.
November 4, 2021 - Just gorgeous. Fruit flavors leaning darker and accompanied with lots of savory notes. Lots of violet on the nose as well.
September 19, 2021 - popped and poured, nicely balanced mid weight wine with ample acidity and tannin to give it cut. Stems seem a bit prominent, and for my tastes, I think this needs a few years to better come together
August 31, 2021 - Black currant and followed by red cherries. A tad bit of liquorice. Fine tannins is still present with a little grit but faded from a few years ago. Medium body. Pairs very with fried chicken. This wine in a very place right now. I don't see any reason to wait.
August 1, 2021 - Needed decanting, around 3 hours.
March 9, 2021 - Popped and slow ox'd for about an hour. Medium purple color, slightly cloudy. Really aromatic on the nose with tons of black olive tapenade, high toned purple florals, some under ripe blackberry and black cherry and a hint of fresh cracked black pepper. Unmistakably syrah. Flavors carry through to the palate with a bit of salty olive brine and tart black fruits with some spice. Medium+ acid and tannin. Tons of complexity now but a long life ahead. Really great wine and excellent QPR.
January 25, 2021 - a great consistent syrah, that has some amazing complexity. Recommend a good 2-3 hour decant on this.
December 4, 2020 - Ooops. Meant to leave this a couple more years. Most Cote Rotie like nose on a domestic Syrah I've had. Pepper and violets. It does lean into a more ripe, stewed character but only a little. And it doesn't come at you with copious fruit. Medium intensity with flashes of subtleties. Medium body. Fresh feeling. Medium tannin. Dark berries with a nice skin quality at the finish. Lovely build. Drinking well but I'd bet another year or two will see it at it's best. Good stuff.
September 3, 2020 - Opens with nice dark fruit, then, some noticeable salinity. Nice tart acid fills the mouth. Interestinly, I had he full cluster fermented version of this wine (Elevacion), yesterday. This one is a "bigger" wine in every way. Much thicker mouth feel and much more full-bodied. I prefer this one.
August 14, 2020 - My sister in law put it best when she said that it tastes like it "was grown on skeletons in the Salton sea". Tons of briny salinity, minerality, and dark fruit.