Tried this last night from my stash:
- Solminer Syrah deLandaVnyd/SantaYnezVlly (13%; www.Solminer.com) Lompoc 2012: Med.dark color; strong blueberry/Syrah light peppery/spicy slight earthy attractive/pleasant nose; rather tart/lean/tight mostly blueberry/Syrah/blackberry light peppery/spicy/earthy pleasant flavor w/ light tangy tannins; med.long bright/blueberry/Syrah light spicy/peppery finish w/ light bitey tannins; a pretty/bright Syrah-light some like the Qupe SBC Syrah. $28.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- At first, I was not very taken by this wine. It seemed on the lean/tight/underripe side. But, given the proclivities of the deLaski’s towards Austrian reds, I started to rethink this wine. It is not a Jaffurs or Ojai Syrah w/ big/lush fruit and ripeness. If you think of an Austrian Blaufrankisch or SanktLaurent, this wine is very much along that style, but w/o the loamy character those two often show. With Susan’s chicken dish, it filled the bill.
This is the wine of David & Anna deLaski, grown on their vnyd just to the South of LosOlivos, right on the outskirts. The wine is made by SteveClifton over in Lompoc.