2004 Kosta Browne Syrah Amber Ridge Vineyard- USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/31/2009)
Hot, hotter, hottest. Reduced, reduceder, reducedest. Ripe, riper, ripest. Bleh. Only thing going for this right now is that I have had a cold for three weeks, edging into bronchitis, and this worked better than any other medicine at breaking up that crap that I have “produced” from my lungs. One more bottle in the cellar. Drink now, or wait until next year when I come down with what has become my annual case of bronchitis?
I have had this wine three times. First was a carbon copy of your review. So bad that I sold the rest of mine to a buddy in town. He then promptly brings it to a blind syrah tasting and it was a 180 from the first bottle as it beat out some serious contenders. The third experience was somewhere in the middle down in Houston…not served blind.
I think that there is some serious bottle variation with this wine.
it’s been a long time since I have opened any KB Syrah…I’ll have to change that soon and report back. I remember this wine being pretty big but not hot but it’s probably been a year and a half since I’ve opened one.
Yeah, this one never really grabbed me from the bottle, either … although, I must say it was better than the pretty terrible, green, hot bottle of 2005 I had last month. Oh man. I’m going to pass on the Syrah from now on.