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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($100; a 70/30 blend of syrah and merlot) Good deep ruby-red. Knockout wild nose combines black fruits, violet, mocha, bacon fat and game. Silky on entry, then less obviously sweet in the middle palate than the young 2006, with an insidious intensity to its smoked meat and mocha flavors. Finishes with building tannins. This is rich but in an awkward stage today.
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Tasted On: 01/17/2010
Old school Napa Bordeaux blend. Reminds me of library filled with dust filled classics. Still has ways t go in terms of age. Had with Spanish food (paella) and it overwhelmed even that.
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