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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c – USA, California (11/16/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non bling.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, tobacco, plum and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of currants, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2010 Jaffurs Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley (10/10/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, roasted meat and mixed dark fruit. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/10/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two to three hours.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of asphalt, potpourri, currant, plum and soapstone. Flavors of currants, raspberries, black cherries and some black pepper on the long finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to open it up or continue to hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next 3-4 years. (94 points)

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  • 2003 Pax Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (9/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberry, roasted meat and black pepper. Flavors of raspberries, berries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2013 TH Estate Wines Grenache-Syrah The 46 Reserve – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (8/18/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries and dried herbs. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air or can continue to hold. (91 points)

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  • 2002 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (6/10/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of laquer, boysenberries, plums and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of loganberries, boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. Pretty much ready to go with a brief decant. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/18/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, soapstone, plum, currant and spice. Flavors of cherries and raspberries dominate. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (92 points)

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