Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rosenblum 2004 Syrah (California)

The first thing I will say about this bottle of wine is that it has held up amazingly well given the circumstances of its inferior closure (plastic cork) ... I would say it might have something to do with the 15.3% alcohol.  it was luscious and delicious, just loaded with blackberry, black pepper, plum, chocolate, hints of vanilla and sweet dark fruit - incredibly sippable ... then came the piece-de-resistence, after about an hour-and-a-half open the wine developed port like nuances - so what started out as a table wine became a dessert wine in due course ... nice.

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