Monday, August 2, 2010

2006 Tablas Creek Syrah

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with my experience tonight with the 2006 Tablas Creek Syrah, Paso Robles. Cloudy, medium color. The nose offers some faint black olive and herbs de Provence and the palate has some tart raspberry. But there's no spice here. No licorice. No meat. Not even much concentration to speak of. The finish is tart and clipped with modest tannins. Just seems to lack the richness and concentration I'm used to from this region and this winery. I really love everything this winery stands for and I've enjoyed everything I've ever tasted from this estate. But this wine really missed the mark for me tonight. About $30.

Dinner was grilled beef kabobs with red pepper and red onion. I somehow lucked upon a flat iron steak at Wal-Mart and that was just too fortuitous to pass up. If you aren't familiar with this cut of meat, you should make it a point to seek some out. It's really cheap and lends itself quite well to a marinade/grilling. The marinade was something I ripped from *gasp* Weight Watcher's magazine; basically thinned-out fig jam, rosemary and balsamic vinegar. Quite tasty!

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