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Robert Smasne

USA, Syrah, Skylite Cellars, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2006


N/ Bright and clean. Lightly smoked mint. Nutmeg. Eucalyptus. White pepper. Balsa wood. Lush violets. Blackcherries. Crushed granite. Off the charts amazing. One of my favorite noses of last few years. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Clean, but huge, blackcherries stewed in white pepper. Fantastic layers of minerality dancing on a bed of seriously mouthwatering acid. One […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Skylite Cellars, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, 2007

N/ Amazing, warm spice box. Beauteous, fat oaks. Cedar cigar box. Huge blackcherries and cassis. Clean herbals. Wet, black soil. Lightly crushed granite. Phenomenal. T/ Full, silky, mouthfeel. Massive black fruits. Round plums, lightly peppered. Wonderfully sweet oaks. Long, round finish. Only small thing lacking is that the layers are just a tad undefined. […]

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USA, Syrah, Skylite Cellars, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2005

N/ Warm cherry. Smooth, mature oaks. Blackcherries. Granite. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium clean. Tad tannic. Elegant “meatness”. Powerful, dark fruit well-integrated with oak.  Wonderful. Winemaker = Robert Smasne Price = $32. Astounding. 96 This wine was part of a “Syrah Smackdown” tasting event. This bottle kindly provided by @UCBeau

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