Friday, April 30, 2010

2006 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch

We haven’t opened a bottle of the ’06 here in almost 5 months, so why not! This wine is really coming into its drinking window, but I can see this wine continuing to develop for another 3-5 years, and I am guessing it will drink well even beyond that.

Gorgeous dark color in the glass, but a floral nose of dark black and blue fruits. Hints of plum, black cherry, blueberry, and blackberry, with nice spice and creamy vanilla. The nose has such great floral notes here, with a bit of pepper and spice. Such a great nose!

Once again, the palate here was a pleasure, and this wine drank well from the start. More of the same on the palate, with a really nice velvety smoothness on the palate. The tannins and acidity are in a really nice spot, and this is just one of those wines you could never get sick of! Unfortunately, we’re down to our last 4 in the cellar, so we have to start rationing these as I am really curious to see how it is going to develop. Another 92 pointer from Paul and Stef! Cheers!

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