Ambullneo 2004 Howling Syrah (Santa Maria Valley)

Mostly from Bien Nacido Vineyard, this is solidly in the winery's style, which is huge, fruit-forward, full-bodied wines of vast concentration and deliciousness. There is nothing at all subtle about this Syrah. It overwhelms with blackberry pie, cassis and chocolate-coated cherry candy flavors, with licorice and white pepper overtones, and is also big in tannins, although they're ripe and sweet. Racy acidity saves the day, and keeps it from being a fruit bomb.

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