This is the second Fuse in the same number of weeks and I am so in love with this label. 25% Syrah again, and ohhhh so lovely. Just the right amount of years under it’s belt to really start showing some real finesse. Still young, and years to go–the 2010 I had last week was a rough diamond, and really shows where this wine (2007) came from–and where its heading. Beautiful ruby and seems almost cloudy–even though it has rested a week since purchase at Taste of the Valleys in Pismo. Musky fruit nose kinda closed in and buried under baked-bread, AL and tannin. Tiny *old-barrel* sorta thing. On the taste, just explodes of wonderful deep raspberry and cedar. Fairly massive oak, but in control. Huge acid and tannin finish pretty bitter, but a VERY PRETTY sort of *bitter*. This needs 5 more years, but really is coming into focus even right now. I highly recommend this label–and this wine. They are doing wonderful things–and the Syrah component really shines through–not out of character at all. 14-9 scares me a little bit, but I am confident the balance will reward.
2007 FUSE Red Wine Napa valley 14.9