Still too early to the party. Second time at this, still needs a few years. Oh has it changed in a year though. It’s massive. Deep nose of fruit, with silky tannins and deep black fruit on the palate. Olive and charcuterie. Round out this incredible expression of Syrah. Time will be kind but it’s limited — 2 days ago
Bolt to Wines Ballard Canyon Syrah 2017, California
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
On the nose, blackberry jam, sweet cherries, raisins, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee, light earth and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco, herbs, tar, vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very nice Syrah from California. Bold and extracted, yet soft on the finish. Spicy and tangy.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.
Might be a good idea to wait a few more years with this one.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
15% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 13 days ago
This super-expressive wine is Syrah through and through, with its spice- and smoke-tinged black and blue fruit, candied licorice and floral qualities, and strong suggestion of cracked pepper. Showing fine definition, supple tannins and a long, spicy finish, it delivers amazing value. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2020) — 20 days ago