Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.
For being a Mollydooker, I was surprised at how nimble this was. Sure, it was a hedonistic and rich style, but it didn’t seem too hot or flabby. Lots of cocoa powder, freshly dipped chocolate covered black cherries, savory cherry tobacco leaves and finished with a note of Andes mint. I called this Syrah with American oak. Thanks @Ryan G — 8 days ago
Paired with porterhouses reversed seared on the Big Green Egg. It did the trick. — 2 months ago
Fruity and oaky. We get a honey tone from it. SO gets a nice warm feeling on the tummy from it.
Beautiful finish. — 3 months ago
Sparkling Shiraz!! — 25 days ago
For a 2016 Spoto, this one did well. Of course, opening and Mollydooker shaking this one 7 hours beforehand likely did this one extremely well. Youthful black cherry, blackberry and dried herb. Middle and finish still has oak influence which is quite substantial. Really nice wine which will age nicely. — 3 months ago
A very nice shiraz, hints of plum and chocolate. And may be a bit of vanilla.
....and I love those sweet tanins ;-) — 5 days ago
Best $40 bottle I’ve had in a very long time. — 25 days ago
Impossible to tell that this is made by a convict.
The nose ticks all the right boxes. Rose petals combine with toasty oak to shape the experience. Palate displays soft cherries, balsamic reduction, with hints of tobacco. Finishes with sweetness and perfect acidity. Our only bottle... sniff.
Screw cap to boot. — 3 months ago