Sunday, September 2, 2012

2006 JC Cellars "Ventana" Syrah

2006 JC Cellars Ventana Syrah, Aroyo Seco - A deep and brooding Syrah that takes its own sweet time to reveal its layers of cool climate treasures. The color shows no sign of aging as it still retains a deep, opaque maroon color straight out to the rim. On the nose, a beautiful array of white pepper, coffee, wintergreen and mulberry. The palate is warm (14.7% alcohol) and rich with spicy, white pepper, soy and fruit compote notes. Perfect balance of fruit and acidity with enough tannin to warrant another 5-7 years in the cellar. Just a hint of bay leaf on the long finish. This is a really, really nice wine.

Dinner was a beautifully grilled tri-tip with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, garden-fresh baby eggplant and penne pasta tossed with fresh pesto.

Normally $30, purchased on sale for $23.

4 comments:

  1. Bill, this is a Lot 18 offering? Is my understanding correct when I say they try to be discriminating about what they sell?
    Sounds like a deal at $23!

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    1. Not sure what a Lot 18 offer is.

      I bought this at work. We were featuring it as a weekly special. Normally $30, on sale for $23. (I got the 20% employee discount off the sale price, too, so my price was closer to $19.)

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  2. Bill, what happened to the picture?

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    1. The label? I still see it. Did it disappear from your screen?

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