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2006 Wind Gap Wines Syrah Sonoma Coast

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • rama Likes this wine:

    March 10, 2021 - 2 hour decant. Drinking wonderfully now. Good acidity and tannin, just right amount of fruitiness, floral lift on the nose and palate presumably from stem inclusion, and low 13s ABV. What's not to like?

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    January 2, 2017 - 7 years in between bottles, probably my longest span with any wine since I got on CT. I've had this stored since I bought it and the sediment trail up the side speaks to the length of time this has been resting. This has held up well and reminds me a lot of the 1998 Jamet we had last month. Tangy sweet cherry, pepper, cooked meat, olive and soy sauce. There is plenty of remaining acidity here, which marries nicely to the cherry fruit, which also remains vibrant. Light menthol, hard cherry candy and olive close the tangy finish. I sentimentally held this final bottle for a long time, as it was the first release after Pax left his original project and started Wind Gap--the wine makes me smile, it reminds me of how well CA syrah can do in this more classical style. For $35, it's a helluva lot cheaper than doing Jamet from the same time period, that's fo sho! It's in a good place right now and so I'm not sure what more age could/would do and so drink up and enjoy, or age a bit more and let the next set of flavors pop through.

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  • andtheodor wrote: 92 points

    November 3, 2016 - Wow, really impressed with this. So much lifted aromatic complexity that centers around green olives, peppercorns, and a faint note of smoked meat. Sharp acidity, more savory than sweet, and in a great place now. An accidentally superb match to pizza with green olive and artichokes.

  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 7, 2016 - PnP. Still very vibrant and probably has another 5 years. Delightful cool climate syrah with good lift. 13.1%

  • eluebchow wrote: 90 points

    July 24, 2015 - The nose is quite savory, with notes of green pepper, herbs and smoky bacon, while the palate is fairly elegant, with some pleasant dark fruits integrating with the more savory elements; Not the most complex Wind Gap I've had, but quite tasty

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Wind Gap Wines
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 46 (36%)
  • Consumed 80 (62%)

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