Issue: December 2007
Wine: 2005 Cougar Hills Syrah
Region: Walla Walla Valley
The Cougar Hills, which is usually blended with components that are now in 'The Beautiful,' is striking on its own. It's a dark, meaty, sappy wine, supple and saturated with gorgeous color and sensuous fruit. The spices are chromatic, not simple, and the flavors include charcuterie, wild cherry, smoke, pepper and green tea. The palate is seamless and tightly wrapped, gently unfolding to reveal a lingering finish with the promise of a long cellar life ahead."
hell yeah! that's an awesome review! that bottle got a score of 93? holy shit, that's not bad. reading that, it all seems accurate to me (except maybe the 93 point score--hahahaha). for instance, "meaty" is a good adjective, but i think "sappy" is even better. it kind of had a pine-tar thing going on, didn't it? as for the flavors, what in the blue hell is "charcuterie?" that's like one of those vocab word de...