Please Say Never

Dark garnet out to thin amber edges.  Big cream soda nose never quite goes away, morphing to sweet icing and fat vege-burger and mayonnaise.  An awkward nose, crumb-cake and vanilla, browned butter.  Green beans browned in butter.  This is one of the worst wines I have had in months.  In the mouth a dull wet-paper mash accented with bitter acid and awkward, meaty nuances.  It never comes around to anything even the most water-carrying cold-climate fan could convince themselves to endorse.  Blind, I would peg this for Oregon Pinot.  Which is both a compliment and and slap.  Thin of fruit and miserably unbalanced.  A streak of heat overwhelms whatever crappy version of tannin was supposed to be built into this thing.  An oxidized afterthought of fruit makes certain you remember this wine forever.

2011 Ground Effect Syrah Never Say Never Paso Robles 13-2

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