Ante Up

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sort This Out Cellars.

Well, I don’t play cards. And I don’t gamble.  But I’d suggest you gamble on this bottle of wine, as it’s a solid bet.  Tonight we opened the 2005 Sort This Out Cellars Ante Up Syrah. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $24. We had it after dinner since I really wanted a Syrah but we were having a creamy casserole for dinner that wouldn’t match well!

On the nose I got plum, black cherries, pepper, vanilla cream, black currants, blueberries, juicy black fruit, anise, and herbs.  Those nose just smelled fresh.  In the mouth I found tart black fruit, black cherries, black plum, spice, herbs, anise, and black currants.  Really, it tasted like I bit into a black cherry! The wine had nice acidity and structure and would be great with a roast.

2 Responses

  1. The Zin City was excellent too! Nice post.

  2. Yes, it was winelabel! Just tried that one the other day, gotta write it up!

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