Friday, March 27, 2009

2007 Charles Smith Syrah Boom Boom - USA, Washington

Vibrant crimson color with magenta edges. The nose has some blueberries, red cherries and crushed rocks. The palate reveals a mid-weight to light mouth feel with crisp red fruits of cherries and red plums with some pomegranate. Some blueberry and crush stones are in the mix with a great acid level. The tannins are non-opposing and the whole package really works. It's like a great little CdR, just from Washington State, and no funk. What a great bargain too. I will continue to state it, this guy Charles Smith (who I met for the about the 5th time this week over his full line-up) is either a genius or madman, but I like to think he's a mix of both and this is truly not a 'tastng note' wine, but a wine to just enjoy so I will end it there...... (91 pts.) ($16.99)