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WTN: Wind Gap

by Jim Grow » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:34 pm

2014 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah: mixed feelings about this wine; the nose is interesting with what I associate with a bit of viognier mixed in with some faint barnyard and light spice syrah but a floral perfume that is a bit off-putting, sweet-old-lady perfume. The palate is lacking that perfume but the finish is short and rather thin. I just opened and served so maybe some air would have helped as it did improve over the meal. With 12.8 % abv probably one of the lowest abv wines in my cellar but I'll give my remaining bottles some serious air before serving. judgement reserved
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by Rahsaan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:52 pm

Jim Grow wrote:2014 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah: The palate is lacking that perfume but the finish is short and rather thin.


Corked?

Jim Grow wrote:[With 12.8 % abv probably one of the lowest abv wines in my cellar...


Good god! Port fanatic are you?! :wink:
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by David M. Bueker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:12 pm

Sounds completely off.

And there is no Viognier in the wine,
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by Jim Grow » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:15 pm

definitely not corked
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by David M. Bueker » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:22 pm

What's your favored style of Syrah?
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by Jim Grow » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:07 pm

spicey black fruit with 5-6 % viognier and some earthiness/forest floor............a touch of brett would be O.K. too

equal parts fruit and earthy complexity
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by David M. Bueker » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am

Well the earthy complexity comes with the Wind Gap wines. It just requires age.

The viognier thing is a little more difficult. Not everyone has access. California isn’t Côte Rotie.
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by Mark S » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:California isn’t Côte Rotie.


That's not what I'm hearing judging from producers websites, reviewers notes, and winemaker's thoughts!
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Re: WTN: Wind Gap

by Steve Edmunds » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:11 pm

ever since pot was decriminalized, there's no accounting for what people here think anymore! :lol:
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