Category Archives: Shiraz/Syrah

2006 Nashwauk Shiraz Mclaren Vale

Black ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, black plum, blackberry, black pepper, cured meat, dried herbs, chocolate shake, with plenty of oak and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, silky with medium tannins, medium- acidity, a creamy chocolate shake with good spice and black fruit. Descent finish on…Continue Reading

2008 Obelisco Tejen Syrah Red Mountain

Tried this at a tasting yesterday. Dark ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, plum, cherry, blueberry, loaded with cooking spices, a bit of meat, cracked pepper, with no earth to speak to, and a healthy amount of oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, nice balance, with a good…Continue Reading

2008 Goedhart Family Syrah Bel Villa Vineyard Red Mountain

Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, cherry, plum, funk, animale, coffee, chocolate, with toasted oak aromas, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, with the funk, wild beast, and coffee flavors dominating a moderate finish. Over-priced two dimensional wine that I would pass…Continue Reading

2009 Spring Seed Wine Co Scarlett Runner

Purple ruby color almost fuschia, from organically grown grapes. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, plum, raspberry, blackberry cobbler, cocoa, leather, with some oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, ripe black fruit, cocoa, with a creamy milkshake component, and a silky finish. Why don’t more restaurants and bars…Continue Reading

2008 Mark Ryan Winery Wild Eye Syrah Red Mountain

The 2008 Wild Eye Syrah had inky black purple color, and was very intiguing and complex upon first sniff. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, plum, black cherry, black pepper,white pepper, meat, leather, loaded with spice, with medium+ oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, silky tannin,…Continue Reading

2007 Darby Syrah The Dark Side

Dark garnet color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, black plum,pepper, perfume, old tire, some oak, with no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, big bright black fruit explosion, with subtle spice, bright acidity, medium tannins, moderate finish. This is one of the rare occasions I would that a…Continue Reading

2004 Texier Cote Rotie

This wine just destroyed all others at the tasting. Ruby to black in color. On the nose, youthful but showing some development, medium+ intensity, very ripe black fruit, plums, figs, cherries, cracked pepper, meat stick, awesome array of spice, nicely integrated oak, and neatly tucked behind all that is some earth. On the palate, dry,…Continue Reading