Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Cline 2006 Sonoma County Syrah (California)
I think I buy a bottle of this every year, maybe 2, one to drink immediately and the other to lie down in the cellar. First, it is a good bargain here in Ontario, a California Syrah of this quality for a mere 12.95, I know it used to be a buck cheaper but with inflation and the the difference in the dollar ... okay, so it must be inflation. Anyway, I think this is one of the great bargains of our time. This one is now 4 years from vintage date and still shows amazingly well. The fruit is most definitely still there on the nose, mostly blackberry and black pepper; on the palate there's a nice spicy flavour with wild raspberries and a sprinkling of pepper. Still a very nice wine, especially when you consider the price.