Scintillating Syrah

Bridlewood Central Coast Winner’s Circle Selection “Dusty Trails” Syrah 2004
A few months ago we tasted another of the Winner’s Circle Selection Syrah and it was true to the the house style showing lots of oak essence wound into a dense palate with ripe tannins; it was a class favorite. The Dusty Trails tonight is true to form, very supple as well as oaky. Winemaker David Hopkins. P&B in Santa Ynez 14.6% $30 at the winery, winery sample Bridlewood

Foxen Santa Ynez Valley Williamson-Dore Vineyard 2005

This was a crowd pleaser at a recent event we had in San Francisco as this wine is rich and more rich, smelling and tasting of a berry cobbler on the supple side. P&B in Santa Maria 15.7% $35.99 at Bottle Barn Foxen

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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