Sunday, June 3, 2007

Rating: ***+ 2004 Presidio Artistic License Estate Syrah, Santa Barbara County, CA

Review: This is the higher-end Presidio syrah, made from its cool climate vineyards. The color is mid-red in the glass. Aromas show basement cellar dust, a bit of slightly funky feet and pepper. On the palate, the spiciness comes through up front, continuing bright with strong acids. Would be stronger with food than on its own. Definitely makes me want to come back from another visit with a bit more time in the bottle.

This wine was sampled as part of our brief expedition cruising Santa Ynez Valley.

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