Definitely not a California Syrah, light in color unlike my favorite Albans but such a great nose & lingering taste. SJR is the way to go
Jeb 97, I can’t disagree🤷🏼♂️
His thoughts as follows
Their 2016 Syrah SJR Vineyard is a beautiful, classic wine from this estate as well as the finest wine I’ve tasted from them. A blend of 91.6% Syrah and 8.4 Viognier that spent 14 months in 60% new French oak,
— 4 days ago
Concentrated and rich without being too overbearing. Ripe black fruit, black licorice, incense, and an especially active barnyard. Tannins and acid work together well, and a couple of years should improve things. Solid bottle, especially for the price. — 11 days ago
Nose: plums, black cherry, baking spices. Fragrant tree sap. A little Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit? Is that clove? The Juicy Fruit image is sticking.
Taste: dark cherry, spice, a dash of tobacco and black-tea-like tannins. Not my preferred varietals, but silky and well made. A surprise. 88-89. I’ll go 89. — 12 days ago
This is not Sauv blanc. Rhone white blend. This is the wine of the year for me right now. Aged perfectly. Heady honey, sunflowers, birch, beeswax, lilies- fresh in fruit- inter-grated bright acidity, yet with lots of tertiary depth. Long finish. Drink now. Good for the next 3-4. — 16 days ago
10 years old…lighter in color, texture, tannin, the Tablas CdP influenced blend is in a very good point of it’s development. A touch of browning, the sweet viscus weight of this Paso blend has morphed into something thinner, more complex, more balanced., more nuanced, more interesting. Worked well with simple summer take-out pizza. I love Tablas… their entire program just keeps illustrating how to keep new world conditions and old world farming principles together. Kudos, to all the folks at Tablas and Beaucastle. — 4 days ago
Ruby colour. Interesting nose - with hints of cherry and star anise. Lovely and smooth. Not overly complex. Tannins firm but yielding on the finish. A solid wine. — 2 days ago
To celebrate my 7,500th wine review on Vivino, here is a hundred point wine from Santa Rita Hills.
Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
On the nose black cherries, blackberries, tobacco, chocolates, light vanilla, cedar and black pepper.
Full bodied and soft, with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This 12 year old Syrah is drinking beautifully now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great, soft mouthfeel.
Doesn't feel like a Syrah, but it's really delicious. Drinks more like a Napa Cabernet, which is fine with me.
This wine is so special, that it was made only in this 2010 vintage. A gorgeous Syrah from a Single Vineyard that will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Wine Advocate 100 points.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and a very nice wine to share with friends and talk about. Good right out of the bottle, rich and extracted.
Alcohol is nicely integrated by now, so you better watch out.
A blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 1% Viognier. Aged in all new French Oak barrels for 42 months.
15.6% alcohol by volume.
$1,000. — 24 days ago
👃 a ripe and rich yet fresh nose of plums and blueberries, meat, chocolate and mint and mediterranean spice.
👄Velvety on the palate with intense vanilla flavours, supple and sappy tannins and fine concentration. Also some bitter chocolate and a soft touch of eucalyptus
🕰 perfect drinking now but for sure it will survive another 10 years. — 3 days ago