Monday, June 28, 2010

2007 Dunning Syrah

Dunking your nose into a big Riedel full of 2007 Dunning Vineyards Private Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles is like stepping into a coffee house. The exotic, roasted coffee scent is just intoxicating. Of course, there's a ton of spicy blackberry fruit and a touch of licorice in there as well. Carries the 15.2% alcohol quite well. Quite plush right out of the bottle, but the tannins hit you like a bear trap after an hour or so. This has all the components to suggest it might age pretty well for a while, but I doubt I'll be able to keep my hands off for that long. You need to spend $30 on one of these next time you're having lamb.

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