2003 Arcadian Syrah Stolpman Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (1/29/2018)
-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over 2 - 3 hours --
NOSE: pleasant, aged savory aspect; ripe; hint of leather; a touch spicy; some sweet oak.
BODY: blood red color of great depth; some sediment present; bricking throughout; medium-full to full bodied.
TASTE: smooth; ripe, rich red fruits; some aged/leather and bitter oak flavors; floral hint; somewhat spiky acidity (or perhaps the 15% alc. poking through); light to medium-light brett --- too bretty for Ashley, and it barely crosses that threshold for me, too. NR (flawed)