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Blackjack Ranch Maximus Syrah 2007


Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Blackjack Ranch Winery; Solvang, California

Grape Variety: Syrah

Geographic Origin: Santa Barbara County, California

Vintage: 2007

Price: $48.00

Purchased From: Blackjack Ranch Winery; Solvang, California

Paired With: White fish with lemon, garlic mashed potatoes, peas, cucumber salad, corn, and chocolate cake.

Tasting:

    He said: Dark ruby red color. Nice blackberry bouquet. Strong dry berry and cherry taste with hints of leather and damp earth, that goes into a medium/long finish. This is robust, and delicious but we have had better Syrah and less cost

    She said: Strong berry aroma and flavor fading into a medium finish with medium soft tannins. Dry with no hint of sweetness and medium body. Taste especially complementary to fish, potato, and cake. Delicious wine but at $48, better Syrah is available at less cost.

    Comments: We tasted this at the vineyard and we thought it was the best wine they had; however, it was not outstanding when we had it with dinner.