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TN: Worldwide Blind Syrah Tasting

#1 Post by John Glas » October 18th, 2019, 4:24 pm

WORLDWIDE BLIND SYRAH TASTING - 3 Day Wine Review World Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN (10/18/2019)

Great Worldwide Syrah. We did not feature Northern Rhone in the Event but rest of the world represented. Next time I need to showcase a Rocks Syrah! My wine of the day was the Arcadian Hommage to Max!
  • 2006 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy - Australia, South Australia
    Hosted a Blind Tasting of Syrah. Always fun to know what the wines are. Medium purple. Underbrush, spices, blueberries, coffee beans and subtle funk on the nose later on. This wine has aged well. My third favorite of the day. 92 points. (92 pts.)
  • 2009 Sleight of Hand Syrah Levitation - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
    Medium purple color. White pepper, blueberries, floral, and earth. This wine is on the decline. Drink immediately. I liked it but overall no first 3 votes. 90 points. (90 pts.)
  • 2004 Glaetzer Godolphin - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
    Love the 2004 vintage around the world! Spice, White pepper, blueberries, earth and floral notes. 15 points total and wine of the day. I have to say this wine evolved late in the day. Drink now to 2022. Well done Gary as I sent him home with a bottle of the Sleight of Hand Levitation as the wine of the day. Wine of the day! (92 pts.)
  • 2006 Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggott Range Vineyard - Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon
    Eucalyptus overload. My least favorite wine of the day. Wild game, chewy tannins and bitter. Time has not done well for this wine. Drink now? (88 pts.)
  • 2015 K Vintners Syrah The Beautiful - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
    This is a floral driven wine. White pepper, floral notes, raspberries, spices and earth. This is not a big wine but Northern Rhone like. Very complex in a sublet way. Not as good as a year ago buy solid. My second favorite wine of the night. (93 pts.)
  • 2014 gargantua Syrah Oregon Syrah - USA, Oregon
    Well went with this one over the California wine. Someone does not understand Syrah based on their Cellar Tracker Review. This features Cherry, rose petals and spice. Short finish. Light wine. Not a lot of Syrah profile. Got a bit better over time but not something I would pay over $20. (88 pts.)
  • 2010 Two Hands Shiraz Samantha's Garden - Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley
    Menthol, big fruits, floral and spices. Medium plus finish. This is in a good place. Drink now to 2022. 3rsd place today! (91 pts.)
  • 2004 Arcadian Syrah Hommage à Max - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
    My slam dunk wine of the day! Funk, funk and more funk!!! Great color featuring funk, Bing cherries, plum, spice and floral notes. Medium to long finish. This wine is just starting to hit its stride. I believe this is one of the great Syrah's of the US!!! Received 13 total points! (94 pts.)
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