Pour This On Your Paso Pancakes

Dark, dense–but not particularly staining–ruby with violet edges.  Big funk and briar, a nod to plain cooked pasta and a heady little gravel note lurking.  But it’s *clean* funk.  A dark cherry note wrapped in subtle oak and again that doughy essence.

This is a serious cold-weather, well-extracted, heavily-nuanced little bottle hitting a bunch of Syrah notes perfectly and there isn’t a TOUCH of alcohol in it.  In the mouth, an understandable bright pie-fruit sort of acidity and Red Vines, a great wrapping of tar and spice, tapering off into ample tannin.  What an incredible little bottle.  TWELVE POINT FUCKING FIVE.

Rich and layered, crisp and tart, and still with a concentration and elegance of fruit NO ONE could argue with.  Absolutely NOTHING about this wine is shallow or fruit-FWD.  Absolutely nothing about this wine is garish or austere.  Extracted, brash, and beautiful.

2011 RED CAR Syrah Sonoma Coast 12.5



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