Rootstock Syrah 2007
North Coast, CA
Smell: Oak, touch of cinnamon, dash of plum.
Taste: A well-rounded wine with minimal fruit, though there is that bit of plum. There’s also a mellow presence of spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some light vanilla.
This wine is fine and dandy but nothing special.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
Really deep dark purple color. Aromas of plum, blackberry, and oak. Once it starts to open up there is a very sweaty nose to it. Gym socks are not pleasing. Flavors of vanilla, sour cherry, pepper, blackberry, strawberry, and oak. Pick up a lot more on the palate then on the nose. Very dry finish. The balance is way off on this wine.
The Rootstock is an inexpensive, medium-bodied wine with a dark, smoky nose and rich mouthfeel.