Hug 2005 Bassetti Vineyard Rena Block Syrah (San Luis Obispo County)

This big, ripe, powerful Syrah is potent in everything the grape develops in a cool vintage. The flavors are all about white pepper-accented crushed blackberries and cherries, with a salty, beef jerky savory taste, while the tannins give a sharp, structural edge. There's even an acidic cut. The volume suggests decanting, and it could develop in the bottle over the next few years.

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