Friday, July 24, 2009

Monticello Vineyards 2005 Napa Valley, Corley Family Syrah, Estate Grown, Signature Collection

Dark garnet color.

Prune and leather smells, floral notes in the background.

Warm dark stone fruit flavors, a bit bitter in the middle, gets a little thin at the end. Very good acid throughout, not always true of 100% Syrah so I suspect a little bit of high acid wine like Viognier in the blend, a good thing if true.

A "mixed message" sort of bottle for $23.99: a big flavorful mouthful at the start that tails away to an inadequate end.

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