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jswordy

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Finished the bottle of South African syrah. I have seen this stuff for as little as $7. Very nice IMO.

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This is a beast. Cola, blueberry, cherry. Tannins have mellowed really nicely, but I think this could still sit another few years and be great. Not likely to last that long, sadly. I only bottled what I had left after blending and am down to 4 bottles now.
 

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Drinking a few different varietals for my 53 birthday

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@ibglowin I guess I miss out on wines like that, a funky label on a home made bottle is fine, but for some reason I just can't get myself to buy a commercial wine with a funky label.
 

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@ibglowin I guess I miss out on wines like that, a funky label on a home made bottle is fine, but for some reason I just can't get myself to buy a commercial wine with a funky label.
Isn't that funny, and if I am at the store and see a funky label, that's the one I'm going for. Not sure why that is, but I haven't been horribly disappointed often.
 

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I snagged these to try as they were basically a 2nd tier label from Austin Hope a few weeks back after their flagship wine (pictured below) was named #10 on their Top 100 wines for 2019 by WE. The Troublemaker wines have also been spotted in the wild at various Costco as well as Albertson's. Pretty good for $12 and very close to the Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux red blend in quality.

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LOL I am interested in hearing your tasting notes. Like I said not a tannin monster but quite quaffable.
My first impression was the lack of tannin. Definitely a new world wine, but enjoyable. In line with what seems to be popular these days, though not overly so. Good amount of fruit, a hint of RS and very dark. I paid $13 and wasn't disappointed, but wasn't overwhelmed either. If it were available under $12 I'd say great buy. At $13, not bad.
 

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Lookie what I found at Wegmans on my way home, @ibglowin !
Jim, where do you live that you have a Wegman's nearby? I really enjoyed shopping in their stores when we lived in Rochester. My bride was a pharmacist with Wegman's. Great company, great management!
 
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