I was saving this wine for a special day, and since my day was so difficult, this is it. I wanted to get my mind and my attitude off of all that hindered me from relaxing and leaving the past in oblivion.
To the wine:
The color is a rainbow of red and purple at the rim with a 'silver lining', but the core is opaque.
The aroma is subtle cedar and spice, toasty cherry, and blueberry preserve.
The body is deceptive, it seems light and juicy at first, but evolves to a medium body carrying layers of delicious flavors of grape, blueberry, and blackberry, then escalates mid-palate with licorice and tart cherry without sour notes. The finish continues its 'relentless' progression with coffee, chocolate, and a spiced meat juiciness.
When I think of a great Cabernet, I think of a Royals Royce, but when I think of a great Syrah, I think: Ferrari, and the Relentless takes me for a brisk spin up the coast of California with warm air over my bald head and beautiful hillsides of green, a deep blue sea, and songs of larks whistling from their fence perches. Crazy to get so much out of a wine, but it is what it is, and anyone who has tasted this wine should know that it is special. Now I'm more than anticipating the Hillside Select I have in my cellar.
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