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Syrah

2002 Yalumba Shiraz

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under Australian wines, Red wines, Reviews, Syrah, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This is my 2nd Shiraz, so its time to start making generalizations. Definite plum & blackberry there, with a hint of Spanish clay. The thing about reds is that they’re all pretty good, but I have a hard time distinguishing between them. Its hard to imagine a red that’s gonna blow my mind. Time will tell, I suppose…

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2001 Francis Ford Coppola Syrah

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Red wines, Reviews, Syrah, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Price: $15

I haven’t done a review in a while, but you haven’t missed much. A great Chardonnay (Newton), but whatever. Trying the syrah, in search of the jammy zinfandel, but this is a little too bright for me.

*sigh*

Can nothing please me? Wait. Getting better. Blueberry vanilla with a side of underwear, anyone?

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2001 Black Opal Shiraz

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under Australian wines, Red wines, Reviews, Syrah, Wine Reviews, region | Leave a Comment

It’s sweet! I do taste plum & blackberry. Who knew? Makes me think back to the days on Commonwealth Avenue, shuffling between mulberry bushes, searching for the blackest, sweetest berry. The thing is, if this is a relatively shitty shiraz, what am I missing? How high is the ceiling? All in all, a pleasant experience. Like picking berries all those summers ago. Young, innocent, and immortal….

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2005 Rosemblum “Hillside Vineyards” Syrah

Posted on September 12, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Red wines, Reviews, Syrah, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

I find it interesting how the wine palette evolves in time…

When I first started drinking red wine, I longed for the most fruit-forward, berry-heavy wines I could find. Big, thick syrahs, jammy zinfandels, give me something to overwhelm my senses…

These days, I find the extracted quality of new-age wines without the proper depth a little boring and undeveloped.

Rosenblum epitomizes this transition for me… (read more…)

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