Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TN: 2007 Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch

Essentially popped and poured. Dark blue-violet out of the bottle, you could tell this puppy was going to be tasty. Heavy aromas of blackberries, meat, smoke, and creamed corn (Dale was the first to offer up this spot on character). Palate dense with copious amounts of blue fruit, blood, smoked meats, rocks, and some lip smacking acidity. A generous finish that lasts a good couple minutes leaves me estatic that I found out about Shane Finley and his hand-crafted juice. Dale immediately signed up for the list at that moment and then promptly ordered three bottles. Run, don't walk to get your hands on this. 94pts.

Not sure if this tasted so good because we had just powered down a corked bottle of 2000 Beaucastel, or if it was just that good. I'll go with the latter and look forward to drinking some more!

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