Red

2005 Woot Cellars Humbug!

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2009 (Edit)
CT86.4 135 reviews
2005
N.V.
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • HitAnyKey wrote:

    June 2, 2011 - Finally drinking my last bottle. Still holding up pretty well, but the fruit has fallen quite a bit and it's now more of the earthy, hebal, pepper and spice. Still quite good as I like that in a wine, but if you have any left...drink it up now.

  • Steve Jones wrote: 89 points

    April 18, 2011 - Date drunk approx. Age is helping a bit. A bit more complexity that prior notes.

  • oldsailor wrote: 90 points

    April 13, 2011 - Popped and poured, no decant needed. I can't recall any of my prior bottles being this good. Smooth, nicely balanced, tannins barely noticable. I can't imagine it will get any better so drink up!

    Supposedly I have one more bottle. I hope I can find it soon.

  • oldsailor wrote: 89 points

    February 2, 2011 - Popped and poured. It's still excellent both with food and by itself. And after it's been open for a couple of hours this wine still opens up nicely and fills the mouth with flavor. So while the fruit may be fading a bit I think it's actually gaining some complexity so I would not agree that all bottles need to be finished quickly. I think it has a couple of years to go.

  • jawlz wrote: 84 points

    December 21, 2010 - This one has been sitting in the cellar for 2 years or so; finally got around to opening it (it's the last of a case).

    Color: Dark inky crimson, bordering on purple. Violet around the edges.

    Nose: Somewhat closed off; nothing intense going on here. Plum, chalk, and a bit of liquid smoke.

    Taste: Dark fruits and oak. Plum, leather, and some tar. They syrah is definitely dominating in this blend; some of the juiciness of the merlot is there too, but not really getting any of the three other varietals in the blend. Spice on the finish, which lasts for 5 to 10 seconds.

    It's decent. I think I remember this being more fruity in the past, though it's been quite some time. The wine is probably fading a bit at this point, though it's still pleasant.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Woot Cellars
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Humbug!
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 404 (35%)
  • Consumed 730 (64%)

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