Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dark color to the wine and jam like nose of dark fruit. Full bodied mouth feel and upfront, dark fruit flavors showed some promise, but about halfway through a large sip the tannin faded, the acid level seemed to decrease and the wine went flat. I went into a major swirling fit to get more air into the wine, but that was of no use here. This bottle was sadly dead on arrival. The finish was syrupy sweet and brief. I have to attribute this to a bad bottle since my other experiences with this winery has all been positive.
We finished the meal with a Left Hand Brewing Company Black Jack Porter. Good beer.
2007 Michel-Schlumberger Dry Creek Valley Syrah, La Source.
14.5% alcohol and $30