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. — 23 days ago
Crisp, bold and lovely. Slightly fruity, mineral heavy, flavorful. A white wine for non-white wine drinkers. — 3 days ago
Re-committing to my long review backlog. This one is a perennial favorite for me, and Wayne does a great job from year to year with this central coast chard. More on the honey/peach side of the spectrum, with a light amount of oak and butter. Definitely one (like Aubert) that benefits from a bit of time in the glass and approaching room temp. — 7 months ago
A very luscious Syrah with complex fruit structure. Loved ever glass and every conversation. Highly recommend. — 6 days ago
Opaque purple. Heady, smoke-tinged aromas of ripe black currant and cherry are complemented by suggestions of mocha, vanilla, cured meat and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering deep-pitched dark fruit preserve, cherry cola, vanilla and floral pastille flavors sharpened by a hint of cracked pepper. Gently chewy tannins build steadily on a very long, dark-fruit- and spice-driven finish that leaves a hint of espresso behind. 70% new French oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 7 days ago
2.9. Purple Syrah blend from Santa Barbara, CA. Too fruity for our taste, and not very complex. A gift from someone. — 3 days ago