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WTN: '02 Yoakim Bridge Syrah

by John Treder » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:58 am

I had my third bottle of this tonight.
Oh dear what a great wine! Took it to Twist Bistro (California-French in Campbell) & had it with their prix fixe special – vegetarian onion soup, hanger steak, cheeses. Dark purple, opaque, powerful, moderate tannins, increases in depth as it crosses the palate, at least half an hour of length. As good with cheese as with steak.
Back in June: Dark purple, opaque, powerful, strong tannins. Long. Will, I think, be long-lived. A good fit with short ribs.
in September '08: Black pepper, tannins still strong, inky color, pleasant winy ripeness under it all. Very even across the palate, no feeling of heat, moderately long finish. Made for lamb chops and that's what I paired it with.

The development is obvious. I'm going to see if I can get a couple more and write "HOLD" on them. It's still pretty young and primary.
Not cheap: First bottle was $34 in 10/07, second $36 in 10/08, and tonight's $38, all at the winery. 14.5% alcohol, Dry Creek Valley, Palindrome Vineyard.

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Re: WTN: '02 Yoakim Bridge Syrah

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:33 pm

Only 3 views, gosh things are slow here!
Not a label we see up here, pity!
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Re: WTN: '02 Yoakim Bridge Syrah

by John Treder » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:42 pm

It's not a label you see in stores down here, either, Bob. It's a winery that makes David Coffaro or Swan seem "large".

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Re: WTN: '02 Yoakim Bridge Syrah

by Mike Filigenzi » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:30 pm

Is that still available from the winery, John?

Haven't been up there in years, but always enjoyed the visits I had with them.
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Re: WTN: '02 Yoakim Bridge Syrah

by John Treder » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:18 pm

I don't know if they have any left, Mike. You'd have to give them a call or e-mail and check.

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