Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cline Sonoma County 2009 Syrah

Cline Sonoma County 2009 Syrah, $11.99-$13.99, 83 points, begins with a not so clear ruby red trending an off purple color with a thin clear rim.
A "barnyard" nose yields to a bit of petrol and red grape.
The medium body carries fair acidity with mid tannin onto the palate with a hint of mint up front and a mirror image of the "aromatic" profile.
Though the texture is okay, and the finish has a touch of spice, they are not enough to save this wine.


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  1. Not everything can be great. You're just being honest.

    1. Vinogirl, I'm sure somewhere in the this blog I've mentioned that I wouldn't drink wines that tastes worse than plain grape juice, and sadly this one comes close to that threshold; alcohol is not why I drink wine, and I think that is an important point. I can't remember the movie off hand, but the actor in it says I don't drink wine, it takes too long to get drunk; I never cared for stupor.