2004 Krupp Brothers Estates Syrah Stagecoach Vineyards "Black Bart"
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $60.00 (Winery)
Type: Syrah
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

This is a brawny Napa Syrah that's just entering its super-pleasurable drinking phase. Huge, classy structure surrounds deep, complex aromas and flavors that include everything from dark berry and plum/prune fruit to roast beef, black pepper, bittersweet chocolate, tar, vanilla, sweet herbs, and a smidgen of flowers. There is a monster tannic structure underneath it all, but the depth of fruit more than stands up to it. Top-notch Syrah to serve with major meat dishes after an afternoon at the gym pumping iron. - HK 2010-02-18


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