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Cline 2003 Los Carneros Syrah (California)

14 Dec 2017

Cline 2003 Syrah Los Carneros(September 20, 2016) ... Here we have one of those dichotomy wines, it goes against the old adage of not putting something in your mouth due to the smell ... There's a little VA (volatile acidity, aka nail polish remover) that starts to emerge slowly on the nose, it almost overwhelms the aroma-factor within 15 minutes, but take a sip and the palate doesn't show any of it: it starts off with some peppery notes but smooths quickly and shows just a tickle of dried dark berries. It's not a bad wine for 13 years of age, it's drinkable, but the nose might be a little off-putting to some, so be warned.

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