Wednesday, December 5, 2007

TN: 2005 Saxon-Brown Syrah Flora Ranch

(USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill) $28.99
Went on Greg dal Piaz's (Astor, NYC) recco on this. I asked him for a cool climate Cali Syrah in about the $40 range and this surely delivered. Great complex nose of pebbles,moss, white pepper and dark plums. The palate showed elegance, structure, restraint and beauty. Great under current of red fruits and tight tannins. Deft acid level. Nice decent finish. This was surely the crowd pleaser on the table. One that I wish were a magnum than a 750 as I hated to see it go. Thanks Greg.