2006 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Kimberly’s- USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (7/22/2009)
Somehow, in just a few months, this baby has opened up and is ready for business! Beautiful very dark fruits, cured meat galore (and bacon, the Cabot signature), and a nice minerality greet the nose, along with just a touch of heat. A similar experience on the palate, with a focus on not only the rich mouthfeel, but more of that beautiful cured meat quality, and a finish of a salty meat, dark berries, and a touch of oak, along with tobacco and some more rocky terroir. Drink up! (91 pts.)
Don’t worry Todd, we’ll get ya some Zin. We aren’t releasing them until fall. Mike just caught me at a weak moment and I sent him three bottles of the Tributary ZIn(per his request) with his 3 ‘One Barrels’. I think the two zins need a couple more months to get where I want them to be. They were bottled in Dec. of 08.
I was actually holding my breathe a bit when I sent the Zins to Mike, knowing that he is a huge Zin fan and drinks the best of the best. I was afraid it wouldn’t show well for him. Releasing new wines is always a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride for me.
The Kimberly’s is quite different than the One barrel. Where the One Barrel is peppery dark red fruit and 100% Syrah, the Kimberly’s is more boysen/black/blue berry fruited with some floral notes from the 8% Viognier we co-fermented it with. They are from the same vineyard though, so there are deffinate similarities. We bottled 400 cases of the Kimberly’s.