Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Santa Barbara Winery 2001 Syrah (California)

I pulled this one off the shelf and wondered when the heck did I buy this; obviously before I started keeping track of my wines because this one had no price or purchase date in my system. Decided to use the Spiegelau Cabernet glass for this one. Popped the cork and poured - beautiful nose of pepper and spice ... big flavours too. Drank this one happily, but the head started to wobble a glass in - that's when I looked more closely at the label. Sure it had big flavours and a beautful nose, but it was a monster in alcohol too, 15.3%. Still, I wouldn't have traded it for the world cause it was at its peak and delicious.