Sunday, May 17, 2009

2005 Lucia Syrah Susan's Hill - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

What an amazing bottle of Syrah from begininning to end. It has all the things I want in an American Syrah plus a whole lot more. Its purity is insane. The color is ultra brooding blood red. The nose is all steamed meats, cooked bacon and crush pebbles with violets, blackberries, black cherry cola and love. The palate reveals an amazing interweaved balance of black fruits with finely weaved tannins and a perfect acid level. The camphor is in the house with a smooth and plushy moutfeel. Some black pepper, boysenberries, pomegranate, blueberry pie, and leather. The finish is insane. I cornered the market in these and it's time I do it again. Love has arrived....again. (95 pts.)