Uplifting nose, aetheric, airy, with light cherry, wilted flowers, dusty cupboard. A faint hint of moist earth, and some kirsch in the background. So fresh, so pure, so youthful!
Pure & full of energy on the palate, light yet with juicy, crunchy tannins. Amazing how firm they still are. There’s just enough filling in the tannin-acidity frame to avoid being too austere, making it poised, ascetic and really refined.
An amazing wine! — 2 days ago
Very good wine. Had it at Rathmullan House overlooking the lake. — 9 days ago
N: Big purple fruit, loamy, moist earth,charcoal,deep as if something is lurking there.
P: like a plush, bright, ball of northern Italy, fills your mouth. No tannins to speak of, a wee bit of grip on the finish. Very earth bound.w a ragú, terrific.
Thanks @fasselections. — 16 days ago
Still learning about this varietal.
Medium bodied nice on the pallet well paired with our chicken, corn and salad. — 3 days ago
Had a memorable experience in Milan where it was used to decorate the restaurant. A guy was mansplaining to his GF in Italian, but we could tell she hated it. Then came back to NYC and found it was easily available at eataly — 18 days ago
Really easy. Blackberry, strawberry. Little tannic, nice acid and a bit of tobacco. — 13 days ago
Ora è maturo. Purtroppo non ha raggiunto un equilibrio perfetto. Tannino sopra le riga e freschezza non a livello. Profumo invece straordinario, emerge frutta e la spezie è in sottofondo, incenso, pepe. Bel naso. — 8 days ago
California Syrah the way I like it. And I do definitely like it. A really pretty deep dark purple with a wide brim and little cherry red flecks. This nose is just plain silly good and exciting. Plums and raspberries abound here. Blackberries with a touch of fennel go a long way. The olive aromas are jumping out of the glass and my goodness it’s special. There’s a rich meaty, fatty aspect to the nose that just blows me away. Stupendous.
Every wine I have from Big Basin is just as good as the next one. All so good and so well crafted. Hailing from the Rattlesnake Rock vineyard in Santa Cruz and definitely fruit forward. At this age, it’s drinking with more refinement than you may expect. Classy and stylish but never forgets about the fun. A lesson in how to make a big and bold Syrah without even coming close to going overboard. Smoke and grilled meat in the mouth to go with the vibrant red and blue fruits. Black pepper and menthol. The finish is long and fulfilling. Don’t listen to me, seriously don’t. Just go taste it. — 8 days ago
Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc. — 14 days ago