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Edmunds St. John Syrah Fenaughty 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep smoke tinged jammy black fruit that is not sweet fills the glass along with framing notes of wild thyme, truffle, mossy rocks, and some lovely smoked chili accents. Supple in the mouth with fine acids keeping this fresh even though this packs in a lot of youthful fruit and has a touch of an inky consistency on the palate. With a lovely base of ripe tannins, this gains powdery mouthgrab as the fruit turns bluer and tightens up on the finish. Additional air brings out hints of bacon and more sweet edges to the fruit, along with ivy and crushed tart red berry flavors. A bit spicy and nuanced on the finish, this has just begun to show what its made of but the balance and depth of fruit is excellent. 91pts

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Region: USA » California » El Dorado

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Edmunds St. John:
We have little taste for most of the wines of the New World and Australia; however, we greatly admire some of those produced by the "second generation" of California vintners, ... above all, those of the astonishing Steve Edmunds; his wines do more than express the particular personality of the vintner and have entered the arena of those that are an expression of the land and culture.

Editorial Reviews for Edmunds St. John Syrah Fenaughty

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.50 5
05/12/2014

Deep smoke tinged jammy black fruit that is not sweet fills the glass along with framing notes of wild thyme, truffle, mossy rocks, and some lovely smoked chili accents. Supple in the mouth with fine acids keeping this fresh even though this packs in a lot of youthful fruit and has a touch of an inky consistency on the palate. With a lovely base of ripe tannins, this gains powdery mouthgrab as the fruit turns bluer and tightens up on the finish. Additional air brings out hints of bacon and more sweet edges to the fruit, along with ivy and crushed tart red berry flavors. A bit spicy and nuanced on the finish, this has just begun to show what its made of but the balance and depth of fruit is excellent. 91pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.60 5
05/12/2014

Four and a half glasses




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