TN: BlackSwift Calif RedBlend '15...(short/boring)

Tried this wine last night w/ my pasta:

  1. BlackSwift Calif Red Blend (15.5%; 80% Syrah/20% Grenache) Winemaker: CarolinaBistue/Winters 2015: Med.color; strong fragrant plummy/blackberry/Syrah slight strawberry/Grenache fairly attractive nose; rather soft slight tangy/metallic rather earthy/plummy/blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry slight mushroomy flavor w/ light gentle tannins; long soft plummy/blackberry/Syrah/strawberry ripe bit soupy finish w/ light ripe/smooth tannins; an altogether pleasant bit simple/soupy Syrah/Grenache blend of the level of the TablasCreek Patelan. $24.00 (AV)

A wee BloodyPulpit:

  1. A bit confusing here. BlackSwift is named after the black swift birds common in the USofA. There is also a Black Swift wnry that makes wines from the OkanoganVlly in BritishColumbia. No relation that I can tell. Presumably, the grapes for this wine came from Winters, in SolanoCnty just West of Davis. Not much info out there on Carolina Bistue.

  1. Just got back from RhoneRangers & NEB#7 out in Calif, late last night. Exhausted from travelling about NorCal, seeing friends.
    Ohhhh…and there was wine involved. Much to report on.

Very much looking forward to your Rhone Ranger report, Tom.

Sorry, Kyle. Didn’t take any detailed notes at RR. Will put up a few highlights
and impressions, though. In the sweet bye & bye.


You were just a blur to me during RR - great seeing you though.

Did you pick that wine up at Corti Bros? And did you have a chance to meet up with Daryl?


Yeah, Larry…I wasn’t ignoring you or anything. You were always engaged w/ someone when I walked
by your table. Plus there was no bread there for me to make a baloney samwich!!! :slight_smile:

The wine I got here in SantaFe before I left. I did visit w/ Darrell at the store on Thurs afternoon.
And then quite a bit on Fri at NEB#7.