TN: The Boulders Petite Syrah '03

Stelvin closure, produced by McManis Family Vineyards.

Appearance: very dark, opaque purple.

Nose: strong and well developed, fruity and alcoholic. ?!vinegar? Something green. Wet privet hedge?

Palate: dry and fairly soft, full bodied with some velvety tannin. Dark berries. A long finish of fruit acid and Spangles, with a vegetal quality.

Conclusion: a good mid-quality wine, drinking now or keeping for a year or two or three. (14)-15/20.

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