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WTN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah TheShadow '02....(short/boring)

by TomHill » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:22 pm

Tried this one w/ Susan on Fri:
1. EdmundsStJohn Syrah TheShadow Calif (13.9%) C&B by Wayward Pilgrims of the Vine/AmericanCnyn 2002: Very dark color w/ some bricking; strong blackberry/blueberry/Syrah/bit spicy slight w-c(?)/roasted/Rhonish light earthy/Cornas-like light pencilly/oak rather complex nose; fairly tart some tannic/drying out light pencilly/oak slight w-c/Rhonish/roasted light blackberry/Syrah/blueberry/bit spicy slight earthy/rustic/Cornas-like complex/Rhonish flavor w/ modest drying/astringent tannins; very long/lingering rather drying/tannic quite smokey/Rhonish/roasted complex finish w/ some dried-out/astringent/rough tannins; a beautiful complex Rhonish nose w/ still plenty of good fruit but drying out on the palate; would have been better probably 5 yrs ago but still offers up pleasure.
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Not sure where the fruit for this Syrah came from. My recollect it was some of the last of Durrell fruit and some of his early Wylie-Fenaughty ElDorado fruit. Opened w/ low expectations and somewhat overdelivered.
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Re: WTN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah TheShadow '02....(short/boring)

by Rahsaan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:36 pm

That's a blast from the past!

If I remember correctly, it was a blend from several vineyards (Durell and Parmelee-Hill, Wylie and Fenaughty, Bassetti, Rozet) in response to the weird weather.

Glad to hear about it still going.
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Re: WTN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah TheShadow '02....(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:51 pm

A wine that has been ready/not ready/late for 5-10 years now. It’s Schrödinger’s Syrah.
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