Cabernet Syrah Blend

Ata Rangi

Célèbre Martinborough Syrah Blend 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

Off the hook. Proof of #nzterroir #nzwines exist and don’t just buy Pinot or Sauvignon Blanc. — a month ago

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Domaine de Trévallon

Rouge Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Cabernet-Syrah Blend 1997

A big mouthful with darker red fruit that is starting to show some tertiary notes after 22yrs. Still very well put together and drink younger than its age. — 15 days ago

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Gorman Winery

The Evil Twin Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2013

75/25 Syrah/Cab. Great fruit. Nice pencil lead finish. Waiting for the power to come back on. — 13 days ago

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Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Syrah Viognier 2013

Aromas of sweet fruit and earthy notes lifted by the floral Viognier. This needed thirty minutes to blossom. Dusty tannins carry ripe plum, cherry, blueberry fruits. The Rocks Syrah gives a pleasant weightiness, but I do wish it had some of that Rocks funk. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Licinia

Vinos de Madrid Syrah Blend 2014

A souvenir brought from the interesting project Bodegas Licinia in Madrid. With some imagination you’ll find some Super Tuscany resemblance with a ripe dark fruit and floral profile with a good energy and well placed portion of oak. Hefty on the alcohol, but well embedded on the palate, with a solid intensity of ripe, yet fresh fruit, and a nice developing persistence on the palate. Good stamina throughout a solid finish.
With Cabernet Sauvignon the intension is to provide structure to the blend and yes it works; 50% Temperanillo 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Merlot. Elevage in french oak Barrique oak barriques.
— 2 days ago

The Prisoner Wine Company

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2016

Methuselah (Imperial) bottle! Smooth and delicious. Let’s hope we can get through this one. Cheers to all my Delectable friends! 🍷 — 3 days ago

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Like the club size! Nice review!🍷
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Looking at the bottle, I am curious to see the glass 🍷🍇

Ramey Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.3

Transitioning in the Lounge. Night is a little better than day. Love the glow.

This 07 has been hanging out in my secondary storage (temp & humidity controlled but, not EuroCave) for 12 years. Time to drink up, right? Nope. The cork was super pliable with nearly no seepage. This wine has another 10-15 years of good drinking ahead with proper storage.

The nose reveals fruits that are steeped in style. Although, ripe, ruby and quite floral. Dark currants, blackberries, blackberries, black cherries, poached strawberries, black plum, touch of pomegranate, sweet tarry notes, dark chocolate, malt in malt balls, haunting caramel, whiff of black pepper, mix of Asian & Indian dark spices, incense, limestone, volcanic minerals, dry crushed rocks, leather, dry brush, liqueur, liquid fruit chocolate truffles, oak shavings, leather, some graphite, anise to black licorice with dazzling; dark, blue, red, fresh & withering florals and violets for days.

The palate would fool a lot of wine lovers/professionals. There is an earthiness about it that might take you to a warm vintage Bordeaux or a Rhône blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah.

Ripe and lush, dark currants, blackberries, blackberries, black cherries, poached strawberries, black plum, touch of pomegranate, sweet tarry notes, dark chocolate, malt in malt balls, warm caramel, some black pepper, mix of Asian & Indian dark spices, dry Provenance herbs, black offering palate heat, incense, thick layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon & nutmeg with a mini splash of vanilla, limestone, gripping volcanic minerals, dry top soil & clay, dry crushed rocks, dark, rich, turned black earth, leather, dry brush, dry river stone, liqueur, oak shavings, leather, some graphite, anise to black licorice with dazzling; dark, blue, red, fresh & withering florals and singing violets for days. The acidity is round and good but, short of the vintage. The structure, tension, length and balance are approaching their peak. The long, big finish is; ripe, lush, ruby, show the quality of the vintage, well balanced and persists until you put something else on the palate.

P.S. It just gets better & better as you slow sip it. Now, 9.3.

Photos of; kicking nighttime in the D&S Lounge.
— 11 days ago

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Love the pics.
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@Eric Shanks Thank you! A longtime in the making and we are big environment people. It is our favorite spot to hang at night.

Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2016

Substantial texture and weigh albeit very tight and wound up. Dark, meaty, filled with spices, tobacco, tar, and mixed black fruits. There’s a considerable amount of brett but it integrates into the wines richness and earthy minerality. Struck by the length of tannin perception and mineral core that envelopes the wine across the palate. Definitely a more masculine expression than LBT. — 4 days ago

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Long Shadows Wineries

Saggi Columbia Valley Sangiovese Blend 2013

A well balanced super Tuscan, I need to buy more long shadows wines! — 10 days ago

Severn, Shay and 6 others liked this
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Love their entire line up!

Hedges Family Estate

CMS Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Dark red/purple in the glass promises berries and anise flavors. A bit of cocoa underneath it all. Delicious! — 2 hours ago