Monday, June 20, 2022

Wind Gap Russian River Syrah, 2008

I have never bought much California Syrah, opting instead for French Syrah or Australian Shiraz (which really should be thought of as a different wine altogether). This very good Wind Gap wine from the Russian River is likely to change that habit.

Deep, dark Syrah color. Still youthful. Black raspberry, cassis, black pepper and toasted oak. Reminds me of the wines made in the laste 1980s by Australia's legendary winemaker Trevor Mast at Mount Langi Ghiran. Still has some tannin to lose but the acidity keeps it fresh and lively right now. Strong, likeable fruit.

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