After returning from the gym, the comfort of a roasting chicken called for an elegant bottle of vino.  This one, nicely fits the bill. The 2007 Truchard Carneros Syrah is a classy, cool climate, version of the varietal.  
It was not decanted, but there is a heavy crust forming on the bottle. The color is dark purple, but what appears at first glance to be a bruising wine is more elegant in the mouth. Flavors of berry, crushed stones, and a slight herbal undertone – though not green and offputting at all, round out the flavor profile of the wine.  It’s all balance throughout the long finish. The nose displays none of the 14% alcohol but lifts flowers, crushed fruit, and minerals from the glass.   Paired really well with the chicken, alongside cauliflower roasted with parsley, cheese, garlic and breadcrumbs.  90 Points and a tremendous value at just about $17.

2007 Truchard Carneros Syrah
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