Sinor-LaVallee Bassi Vineyard Syrah Black Label 2014
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Rich, ripe blackberries and plums with a hint of smoke in the nose. The mid has lush ripe black currents and black licorice qualities. For such a ripe wine it still has firm tannins and almost lean finish. A balanced wine at a high level.
|Region||California, Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County|
Wine AdvocateAnother solid wine, the 2014 Syrah comes all from the Bassi Vineyard in the San Luis Obispo AVA. It was fermented in a small bins, old milk tanks and one old redwood hot tub (yup, you read that right) and aged in 10% new French oak. This Syrah offers lots juicy berry fruits, pepper and a touch of olive in its medium-bodied, nicely balanced and character-filled style. I can't say if the hot tube helped or not, but this is good.