Pretty soon I won’t have any Syrah left in my basement if I keep drinking it this fast. I rarely get on a kick like this, but despite having 4 bottles in less than 2 weeks, if you offered me more right now I’d knock people down to get to it! To satisfy tonight’s craving, I grabbed the 2004 Smith Wooten Calaveras County Tanner Vineyard Syrah from the basement. I purchased this from WineQ for $27.99 (free shipping woohoo!), it had a real cork closure, and it clocked in at 15% alcohol by volume.
On the nose I got anise, spice, blackberry, blueberry, pepper, sage, herbs, some funk, and plums. I love when Syrahs have some herbal notes on them. In the mouth I found cranberry, plum, pomegrant, cherry cola, and just the slightest spice. The herbal notes from the nose didn’t follow through to the mouth and I also found the wine to display more red fruit than I would have expected based on the nose. I did enjoy the cherry cola hint in the mouth!