Synopsis, Our Opinion: An OUTSTANDING Syrah that was a BARGAIN at $32.00!!!
Producer/Winery: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.
Grape Variety: Syrah.
Geographic Appellation: Adelaida District; Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.
Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles, California.
Paired With: Spinach & cheese calzone with tomato dipping sauce; romaine & kale salad dressed with artisan oil and vinegar.
He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, inky dark purple color, with the same color rim. Heavy blackberry, plum and freshly tanned leather aromas. Smooth, dry, full body; rich blackberry and current flavors with firm tannins, soft acidity and a long mineral finish that ends with hints of licorice. We stepped it up tonight and this was really a WOW Syrah…intense flavors that really heightened the tastes, mouth-puckering and a bountiful finish that sets it apart from the norm…and it’s California Syrah!!! An OUTSTANDING Syrah that was a BARGAIN at $32.00!!!
She said: Opaque, very dark purple/ruby red color, evenly and widely spaced, well moving legs. Although the aroma was juicy and full of fruit it was the finish that
knocked my socks off because it was so long, so flavorful and so dry with firm tannins to die for. In between the tantalizing aroma and the knock out finish was a smooth mouth feel with lots of flavors and a full body. This was a powerful wine and was delicious with the calzone which was more bread-like than I would like. This is a fabulous buy at $32 and I would buy it again in a flash (and probably will). I wish every $32 wine was this good.
Alcohol Content: 14.6%
UPC Code: 0 89419 25303 0
Imported by: NA
Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.