This is the best Syrah I have had in a long time. Surprisingly, the color is on the lighter side like a northern Rhône and has a subtle nose. Cherries, blackberries, leather, charcoal, earth, and smoke combine into an incredible taste profile with no tannins whatsoever. Only needed about 15 minutes of air to reach this level of flavor. Wish I had more than one bottle remaining. — 2 days ago
Red fruit, black fruit, cherry cola, sawdust. Stellar. — 6 days ago
Had at Ca Va Kansas City — 5 days ago
2017 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Santa Maria Pinot Noir done like a huge Syrah! Monster fruit and size with balanced acidity. Only got better as it breathed. Not the French burgundy style at all, but much more fun. Bravo Russell P. From for doing your own style. — 4 days ago
An almost perfect amber lager. — 9 days ago
lychee city 🌃 — 10 days ago
Nose has recently crushed granite, grilled/warmed black cherry, dried citrus, (minor) moist cedar sawdust, licorice, red Twizzlers© candy and white pepper.
Palate has ripe cherry, dried cherry, fresh orange zest, dark chocolate shavings, dried blueberries, all very round and complete on the palate. Medium-short finish. Definite improvement with additional age!
About two years since our last bottle, doing quite well this evening, can hold another 4-6Y (2024-26) in proper storage. — 18 days ago
Really enjoyed! Not at all jammy! — 9 days ago
2012 vintage. Blend of Cab Sauv Cab Franc Merlot Syrah. Dark ruby color, full bodied, soft mouthfeel. Ripe red cherry, plum, black pepper, baking spice, tobacco notes. Long, soft finish. — a month ago
Spanish Cedar magic! Almost non-translucent tea amber with spongy top and scattered bubblecorns to match the coming peppercorns! Amphibious linearity to the lacing which sticks in undulating slickness. Peppery nose jostles for attention against pineapple, both cut fresh and dried. Peppercorn wins, agressively charging! Dried starfruit ferment and grapefruit pulp also struggle. Palate weight is food friendly, and would make a great pairing with steak or Gorgonzola or sour cream crisps. Peppery essence crystallizes around malts and resinous cedar with cooked caramel and burnt sugar, but none of it deviates too far from Mr. Peppercorn’s locus. Not a beer for everyone! This thing is a unique palate teaser! I personally love its wooden depth, and lack of sugar on the finish. Grapefruit pith softness and cracked, black peppercorns encrusting. #ccb #cigarcitybrewing #spanishcedarjaialai #jaialai #ccbjaialai #cigarcitybrewingspanishcedarjaialai #ipa #jaialaiipa #indiapaleale #barrelaged #cedaraged #flbeer #flabeer #tampabeer #beer #bier #birra #biere #cerveza #cerveja — a month ago