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WTN: 2001 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by David M. Bueker » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:19 am

...another one bites the dust...another one bites the dust

Just for comparison I opened a 2001 Syrah to go against my recollecitons of the 2000 I had consumed the prior two days. The 2001 is even richer in texture, and yet still retains an elegance that belies its weight. Red and black fruit, turned earth, a meaty/iron quality and a very long finish on the palate. This is even better than the 2000, and I am going to leave my remaining bottles alone for a while. I expect very positive things will happen with 2-3 more years of cellar time.

Recently I had gotten away from Syrah based wines. The two ESJ California Syrahs have brought me right back.

Of course knowing how good these "generic" Syrahs are, I will not be touching my 2001 single vineyard wines for at least 5 more years (ok...maybe 3).

Great work Steve!
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Re: TN: 2001 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Gregg G » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:08 pm

David- I have seen some encouraging notes on the '01 Peay in case you have any. I have one bottle and am in no hurry.

Steve, Any comments on the '01 Peay?
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Re: TN: 2001 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by David M. Bueker » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:33 pm

I have 2 bottles of the Peay. I drank one a while back (like a year ago) and thought it was very good, but way too young.
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'01 Peay

by Steve Edmunds » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:31 pm

I'd be inclined to agree with David, Greg. It's big and young. Should develp nicely for upwards of 10-15 years.
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Re: TN: 2001 Edmunds St. John Syrah (California)

by Gregg G » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:48 pm

Thanks...like I said, I'm no hurry.
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