TN: 2017 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

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TN: 2017 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

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  • 2017 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (4/21/2021)
    The Horseshoe Syrah has always been one of my favorite wines from Rhys. Over the years it has evolved, becoming deeper and more savory, vintage after vintage. As a last minute substitute, this bottle did not get any prep, either early opening or decanting, but from the first sip it showed the depth of character that I have come to expect from this bottling. Meaty, smoky, savory - it's archetypal Syrah. The tannins are present, but not overwhelming, so it's as pleasurable as it is interesting. Some poor, but fortuitous mis-planning has me with a great deal of this wine, and after one 500 ml bottle I am very happy that I made the mistake. I'll leave the 750s for a long time.
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