Revisiting an old friend, the Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah.
SRP of $18 and available for as low as $14. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. 55,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
Land to Hand, Vineyard to Bottle.
Complexity, tannins inferior to none. Blackberry, boysenberry, dry-hung meat, white pepper, savory herbs, crushed granite. Need I say more? I think not.
Today's wine was one of the very first we recommended on Reverse Wine Snob and one of our earliest favorites from when we just started drinking wine. As such, it's always interesting to revisit a wine like this after so many years (7 vintages in this case). And while they say that your tastes and preferences change over time there is one thing that does not: Good wine is still good wine -- and this is good wine. (Profound, huh?)
The 2015 Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah begins with an enticing aroma full of blackberries, white pepper, hints of smoked meat and beautiful floral notes from the Viognier. Taking a sip reveals lots of meaty, dark juicy fruit and other flavors similar to the nose. This is a smooth, really nice example of Syrah that's actually rather Northern Rhone-ish. Firm tannins and some nice mineral notes lead into the dry finish.
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