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Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 91 points

  • Very good example of a larger scaled California Syrah. Very intense on the nose with violet and lavender floral notes meeting more savory bacon fat notes. The palate is largely fruit forward, with red plums and blackberries, but it is complicated by meatiness, pepper, smoke, olives and all of the notes you would expect from a cooler climate. Bitter notes rise up on the finish, but there's plenty of fruit to keep to from being an unpleasant, so it generally adds complexity. It handles the high alcohol very well and is probably a bit more acidic and it has very fine tannins, making this silky smooth but with a lift that I don't normally expect from a nearly 15% syrah. I think this was the first vintage of this bottling and I've found the more recent versions to be more refined as they get this more dialed in.

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  • Incredibly aromatic. You could smell it across the room. So much red and black fruits along with baking spices and a savory element.

    In the mouth, it was very fruit forward with layered black cherry, blackberry, pomegranate, and hints of cranberry. Texture was silk with baking spices, black pepper, black olive, and earth mixing into the long expressive finish.

    This wine is just entering prime drinking window and should continue to get better next few years, no signs of fading. I'll drink my other one in 2023.

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  • Decanted 1 hr. Dark fruit nose. Medium body. Consistent dark fruit tastes. Enjoyable bottle.

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  • Good smokey blackberry and pepper with crushed stones, pencil shavings and tart plums. Really great cool climate Syrah acidity playing through on this. Went nicely with the smokey coffee rubbed tri-tip.

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  • Solid wine. Very dark red. Looks like it has petite Syrah in the mix. In wine, you get what you pay for. Is it really nice why but it comes at a high price. Great grapes, good color, very nice balance of acid, fruit, and taste. Consumes well now....will improve over the next few years.

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