Saturday, May 8, 2010

2007 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch

Popped and poured tonight after dinner at Veronica's in Haddonfield, NJ when we got home, and once again, another Stefania that did not disappoint!

This was our second bottle within a week, and I just cannot keep my hands off of this wine. At this point, the case and a ½ that we picked up was a mistake, and I should have picked up more as this is just drinking wonderfully, but it is still young. Regardless, give it an hour in the decanter, and it is ready to go! This was actually popped and poured at cellar temp, and showed well. On the nose, tons of bright cherry, berries, pepper, and spice, with a bit of vanilla and smoked oak.

On the palate, this was gorgeous. I think that serving it at cellar temp (55 degrees) really may help hide the youth of this wine, and I am not complaining in the least. Awesome cherry and spice are represented here, with some nice dark berries and a bit of mint. The spice on this wine is magnificent, and the light pepper is really nice. I am not a big fan of the over the top spicy, peppery syrah’s, and this is not the case here in the least. Hints of mocha and plum round out the palate, with a bit of earthiness, and this is just pure joy. Yet another winner from Paul and Stef! Look for them visiting the East Coast this fall! 92 points! Cheers!

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