Monday, June 21, 2010

Koehler, Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley 2005

Opaque purple.

Vinturi - deep black fruit (date/fig), Asian spices, fresh herb and earth nose. Loaded and deep.

Round and intense simultaneously. Great mid-palate flesh immediately buffered by strong acid-driven tannin that hit the front teeth. Great tension. Even a mineral-like character. All the while a core of black fruit and spice flavors flow through. RFG, particularly at this stupid price.