Dipped into the archives last night:
- Jaffurs Syrah SantaBarbaraCnty (13.9%) 1996: Dark color w/ slight bricking; some earthy/mushroomy/leathery slight licorice/blackberry/Syrah light pungent/charred/oak fairly complex nose; soft smooth/velvety light blackberry/licorice/Syrah some charred/oak light tannin flavor; med.long slightly dried out/tannic light spicy/blackberry/Syrah/licorice pungent/charred/oak some complex finish; starting to dry out a bit on the palate and rather gentle but still a pleasure to drink. $19.00
- Cedarville PetiteSirah NaylorVnyd/SierraFoothills/ElDorado (14.7%; www.CedarvilleVineyard.com) FairPlay 2003: Very dark color w/ some bricking; somewhat earthy light peppery/blackberry/PS light smokey/toasty/oak quite spicy attractive nose; soft bit flat spicy/earthy/peppery/PS/blackberry light toasty/smokey/oak bit tannic/dried out flavor; med.long rather earthy/dusty soft/flat light peppery/PS slight tannic/drying finish; pleasant enough aged PS but lacks pizzazz.
No BP today.