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It’s pretty easy to over-do Syrah in this location. Desire Lines does a phenomenal job of keeping dessert-like pleasure and seriousness of terroir in check. Lifted and fruited like a modern northern Rhône or Cru beaujolais with a little less seriousness to boot but also this is young and booming. Held straight for 5 days. Get the feeling that this will resolve very slowly over time to show more what earthy and cool characteristics it has in its hand. This wine feels extremely stable and a kaleidoscope of possibilities lay herein. — 14 hours ago
Not even sure what to think or say about this....crazy all over the place. Funky and not in a bad way like dirty or made sloppy, like did everything they could to make the wine explode with character. Unusual character at that but ripping for sure. Could probably stand up to any food you could imagine...I say this because I could easily have this with something crazy like Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, you name it no delicate nature needed just add to the explosions. — 2 months ago
Classic series. Smooth as...well anybody is going to like this...not particularly interesting but also in no way offensive. — 2 months ago
So so deep. A perfect example of when varying volnay 1er can ‘easily stand up to neighboring grand crus’. At first this came off like an ambitious Cali pinot but the complexity underneath the ripeness and dry extract was too bold to deny. This continued to unfold perfectly into a strong bouquet of dark dried flowers and earth at times crossing into motor oil, tires, dark leather car interior. The balance between freshness, density, ripeness, delicacy, feminine, and masculine is undeniable in this wine. Cossard is absolutely a master flexing in his ability. Winemaking, including viticulture, for this must be a proprietary technique. Obviously not even a touch of sulfur or additive manipulation in this wine. Completely wild and I still would never expect this to deteriorate over time. This is well worth the $100 or so that you will spend on this. I think any other producer putting out character like this in a wine would cost twice the price. Cossard is not necessarily under the radar but I have a feeling this style is not as embraced as it could be. — 2 months ago