2008 Babcock Under the Radar Syrah – Santa Barbara CA

All hail the Bevmo nickel sale!   :-)  This Syrah has big blackberry and blueberry on the nose, not much else but mountains of tart fruit!  There’s a teensy bit of oak as well.   It definitely doesn’t smell as big and bold as other Syrah’s I’ve tried.   The fruit on the midpalate is rich and juicy – big on the dark berries.  Nice acidity on the finish – and a minute later I am still tasting blackberries.   I prefer more complexity and more bold flavors, but this is nicely made.



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