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WTN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:22 pm

I keep telling myself to wait before opening this wine. I keep not listening.

Deep ruby color (thankfully not purple) is followed by a gorgeous nose of meat, dark cherry, subtle herbs and a touch of flowers. Very rich in flavor on the palate, but in no way a heavy mouthfeel. It's lovely to have something this packed with flavor and not feel like I have to drink it with a fork. Good structure, and enough (more than enough) fruit to age well for several more years, though unfortunately this was my last bottle, and now I am on to the 2001s which will likely meet an unfortunate and untimely end.
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2000 ESJ Syrah

by Steve Edmunds » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:41 pm

David; I can't help thinking that the wine you posted the note on is the '00 Wylie-Fenaughty.
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:10 pm

Speaking of the 2000 Wylie Fenaughty, I have a bottle that I was going to pair with a 2000 Lagier Meredith Syrah but I didnt think either would be at it's best for a while. Is the 2000 W-F drinking well these days?

David, I'm out of 2000 ESJ syrah as well. Look out '01.
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by John Tomasso » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:23 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:. Is the 2000 W-F drinking well these days?
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Does a rocking horse have a wooden a-hole? The W-F is drinking just swell - I opened up a bottle two weeks ago and it was singing - in some very nice company, I might add. While it was showing well, it clearly has miles to go before it sleeps. I came across a nice stash of this wine a while back, and will mete the bottles out over the next ten years or so.
It's terrific juice.
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:37 pm

Does a rocking horse have a wooden a-hole?

I never thought to look... 8-)

Thanks for the Wylie Coyote update, John.
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Re: 2000 ESJ Syrah

by David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:02 pm

Steve Edmunds wrote:David; I can't help thinking that the wine you posted the note on is the '00 Wylie-Fenaughty.


Nope! It's just the basic. I love the stuff. Got any more?
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Steve Edmunds » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:58 pm

And you're sure it's the '00? (Which I'm out of) I'm almost out of the '01; there's still a bit. It's rockin'! :D
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Hi Steve.

by Bob Ross » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:08 am

Great to see you here. Regards, Bob
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by David M. Bueker » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:47 am

Steve Edmunds wrote:And you're sure it's the '00? (Which I'm out of) I'm almost out of the '01; there's still a bit. It's rockin'! :D


Yep. It was the 2000. I bought 3 bottles at retail a while back. All three have been great.

I am also curious at your disbelief. Are you not fond of the 2000?
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Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Gregg G » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:05 pm

I guess I can finally try my '00 W-Fs. Thanks for the note David & Steve.
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