Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review: *** 2008 Stage Gulch Syrah, Petaluma Sonoma CA (SG8B)

Original review: 731-08SGS - 2008 Stage Gulch Syrah, Petaluma Sonoma CA (SG8B), sampled at five years from vintage date, November, 2013.  Original receipt of grapes reported here.


Color:  Deep burgundy with brick highlights, opaque from about a quarter inch in.

Aromas:  A bit of medicine overlaying thick, mature blackberry fruit.

On the palate:  An overpowering sense of grande dame: well aged, well matured, some grit still left, but having seen its best times.  Tiny hints of red cough syrup lighten the experience.  Three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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