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Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm

WTN: Two New Jaffurs....(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:13 pm

My Jaffurs futures order arrived last week, so cracked:
1. Jaffurs Roussanne StolpmanVnyd/SBC (12.1%; 2016: Light gold color; strong Rouss/honeysuckle/floral/honeyed/pear bit spicy/nutmeg light toasty/oak slight chalky very fragrant lovely nose; lightly tart/lean fairly rich/lush rather spicy/floral/honeysuckle/Rouss/pear light toasty/oak/nutmeg rather restrained/elegant flavor; very long light spicy/nutmeg rather floral/honeysuckle/Rouss/honeyed/pear bit chalky/perfumed talc rather elegant finish; quite a lovely balanced restrained Rouss. $29.00
2. Jaffurs Syrah SBC (14.0%) 2015: Very dark/near black color; very intense blackberry/boysenberry/ripe/Syrah/spicy light earthy light toasty/oak/smokey slight Rhonish/funky classic SBC Syrah nose; rather soft rich/lush strong blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry slight peppery some toasty/smokey/Fr.oak balanced flavor w/ light smooth/ripe tannins; very long ripe/blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry bit peppery (Thompson?) light toasty/smokey/Fr.oak finish w/ light ripe tannins; another beautiful Jaffurs SBC Syrah at a great price. $28.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. The prices are the Jaffurs futures pricing.
2. Roussanne: This is probably the lowest alcohol/most restrained/elegant Jaffurs Rouss yet made. Way removed from straying into DollyParton territory like some of the earlier ones. Yet this has plenty of flavor and not at all lean & eviscerated. And it should age for a few yrs I would guess.
3. Syrah: Year in & year out, the basic Jaffurs SBC Syrah has been one of my go-to's for a value Syrah. This yr's rendition is right up there w/ the very best.
4. Did I mention that I'd followed Jaffurs from the very start? When Larry & I sat out on BobSenn's LOW&SE front porch on a brisk/drizzly morning and sampled his Viog and Syrah Craig had just brought down from the SantaMaria coop in Gerber baby food jars. It's been a great run.

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