Harrison Clarke 2005 Grenache (Santa Ynez Valley)

This is an extraordinarily lush and complex Syrah, but I have one major objection. From the Ballard Canyon section of the valley, it has 4% Syrah, and a small percentage of new oak that adds a smoky, caramelly richness to the blackberry, cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. My problem is the sweetness. It tastes like there's residual sugar, pushing the wine beyond table status into dessert territory.

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