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WTN: Cristom Syrah '05...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:52 am

Tried this last night w/ my steak:
1. Cristom Syrah Estate/Eola-Amity Hills (14.0%; U; www.CristomWines.com) 2005: Dark color w/ little bricking; very intense cracked black pepper/cold-climate/pungent slight volatile strong blackberry/Syrah/spicy bit complex nose; fairly tart very strong/pungent cracked black pepper/cold-climate Syrah strong blackberry/Syrah slight pencilly/oak/toasty flavor w/ light tannins; very long/lingering intense cracked black pepper/pungent/cold-climate Syrah some spicy/blackberry/Syrah rather tart some tannic complex finish; the spicy blackberry/Syrah fruit is starting to fade a bit and the cracked black pepper character is starting to overpower everything else; not sure where this is going to go. $32.00
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Re: WTN: Cristom Syrah '05...(short/boring)

by Brian K Miller » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:25 pm

I LOVE black pepper in Syrah! :lol:
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Yup....

by TomHill » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 pm

Brian K Miller wrote:I LOVE black pepper in Syrah! :lol:


Me, too, Brian. This wine used to have loads of blackberry/Syrah fruit..plus a strong black pepper component.
But it seems that the black pepper component is now becoming the dominant element, now.
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