Cabot Vineyards

Kimberly's Humboldt County Syrah

8.926 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Humboldt County, North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Brent Clayton

Meaty gamey earthy. The last bottle from an old stash. Great stuff.

Meaty gamey earthy. The last bottle from an old stash. Great stuff.

Feb 7th, 2021
Brent Clayton

Dense black fruits, white pepper, oak, balanced and still going strong!

Dense black fruits, white pepper, oak, balanced and still going strong!

Mar 12th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

Smoked bacon, white pepper. . Mmm

Smoked bacon, white pepper. . Mmm

Jul 5th, 2015
Dave Smigielski

Pop n pour with the cayuse. They were clearly different and both spectacular

Pop n pour with the cayuse. They were clearly different and both spectacular

Aug 12th, 2014
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

7.1

Corked but still good stuff there

Corked but still good stuff there

Jan 7th, 2014
Jason Hemming

Ahh, the Humboldt Gold. Really enjoyable domestic Syrah. Dark fruits present but not sweet or dominating. Tons of savory notes / light smoke. Medium body with plus finish. Fine tannins.

Ahh, the Humboldt Gold. Really enjoyable domestic Syrah. Dark fruits present but not sweet or dominating. Tons of savory notes / light smoke. Medium body with plus finish. Fine tannins.

Feb 11th, 2018
Brendan Baker

Dark fruit, pepper, bacon

Dark fruit, pepper, bacon

Jan 25th, 2018
Jason Hemming

Very tight and muted aromatically, but opened up by the second day with expected dark fruits, smoked notes and touch of spice.

Very tight and muted aromatically, but opened up by the second day with expected dark fruits, smoked notes and touch of spice.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Berg

Nose reminds me of sweet tarts. Odd on the palate, sweet tarts there too, with stems, smoke, soap, what?

Damn, now I have to open another bottle to accompany the Caps game, ha!

With some air, more like glue...VA. Drinkable, but VA.

Nose reminds me of sweet tarts. Odd on the palate, sweet tarts there too, with stems, smoke, soap, what?

Damn, now I have to open another bottle to accompany the Caps game, ha!

With some air, more like glue...VA. Drinkable, but VA.

Feb 12th, 2016
Berg

This bottle seems to have VA issues...very nailpolish-y nose, and the palate is blah and flat. So I'm calling this a flawed bottle, as it doesn't resemble the other tasting notes I've seen here! Didn't meant to rate this but can't figure out how to get rid of it!

Next day follow up: much better with some air. Now I get meaty syrah notes, though there's still a hint of polish to me.

This bottle seems to have VA issues...very nailpolish-y nose, and the palate is blah and flat. So I'm calling this a flawed bottle, as it doesn't resemble the other tasting notes I've seen here! Didn't meant to rate this but can't figure out how to get rid of it!

Next day follow up: much better with some air. Now I get meaty syrah notes, though there's still a hint of polish to me.

Sep 23rd, 2015