'00 Tobin James Silver Reserve Syrah - Printable Version

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- Innkeeper - 02-28-2006 08:22 PM

2000 Tobin James, Silver Reserve, Paso Robles, Syrah ($28 but came in the fall '02 shipment). Alcohol level 13.8%.

Wonderful bottle of wine. Gave red and black currents and a little pepper on the nose and upfront. More complex gobs of black and red fruit, spice, herbs, and Paso dirt across the palate. A lingering finish followed. Matched it with broiled lambburgers with rolls and salad in blue cheese dressing. Great way to spend Shrove Tuesday.

- Innkeeper - 10-28-2006 04:56 PM

'01 Tonight. It came in the Spring '04 shipment, and weighed in at $38 and 15.1% alcohol! Having said that; this is the best wine we've had in several weeks. IMHO it is perfect right now. If you still have it; drink it!

It gave great gobs of black and red fruit upfront and on the nose. It was rich and thick with pepper and spice, along with a very big dose of Paso dirt in the complexity across the palate. I can still taste the finish. Simply wonderful in every sense of the word.

Matched it with the same lamburgers, along with roasted pieces of red potatoes, and salad win raspberry/hazelnut vinaigrette dressing. Excellante!

- Innkeeper - 10-30-2006 10:43 PM

The next night we had the other half bottle with loin end teriyaki. The wine didn't lose a thing in the fridge overnight. Still can't get over how great it was.