2004 Scholium Project Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    February 16, 2020 - Opened an hour before serving. An eccentric wine. Black and shockingly brooding with intense concentration and richness, showcasing so much black and blue berry character on nose and palate. The downsides are the overt tannins that haven't softened enough, plus the warmth on the long finish.

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  • jbaron wrote:

    December 1, 2018 - Here we are 12 years later. Kevin loves its fruit and structure and it’s sense of itself. I like it too but find it a bit... young and large.

    Still, a good showing and perhaps better in... 2023!

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  • risaacs Likes this wine:

    February 23, 2018 - Great wine with amazing balance. Wish I had more, this wine has a long life ahead.

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  • echya01 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 24, 2017 - We popped and poured... dark purple, almost black. It took a couple of hours for the nose to open: exotic and complex, blueberries with spices, maybe some rose petal - captivating. In the mouth, at first I thought that this wine was too tannic... long with good fruit, but the tannin was not well integrated. However, after 2 hours, the fruit won the battle.... long, with berries, soy sauce and chocolaty finish. Very rich and quite complex. The wine was a good match with food (salt/cayenne rubbed rib roast), but was also very enjoyable alone. I think this has a long way to go - I would decant for 1-2 hour(s) before consuming.

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  • Guy Des Rosiers Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 17, 2016 - Still more purple than garnet, even after 12 years. Some volatility upon opening. Plum, soy sauce, star anise, vanilla and espresso bean on the nose. Full-bodied, still quite tannic, yet showing magnificently exuberant primary fruit (plum, blueberry, cassis). The length is long, and the tannins are soft enough to ensure a smooth finish. Showing hardly any age, except for a hint of tobacco and dried leaves on the back of the palate. This is very nice indeed. I wish the tannins were a bit more integrated, but this is just nitpicking. The wine can, and should, be enjoyed now and over the next few years.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (The Scholium Project Babylon Red Wine Tenbrink Vineyards Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Scholium Project
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Babylon
  • Vineyard Tenbrink Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 286 (49%)
  • Consumed 303 (51%)

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