Thursday, December 16, 2010

Olabisi Syrah

Back to the Syrah tasting. Another interesting wine was a 2005 Olabisi, Suisun Valley, King Vineyard.  This was a huge, heavily extracted wine.  The nose was about the ripest of blackberries and perhaps a little bacon fat.  There were some vegetative hints in their as well.  The taste was dominated by rich blackberry jam, dark plums and a bit of chocolate at the very end.  This wine lingered in the mouth for quite some time.  It was not an unappealing wine, but it overpowered the barbecued rubs on the plate.  One glass with a heavy meal would certainly be all I would want.  15.3% alcohol and $32. 

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