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2003 Holus-Bolus Syrah

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Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

2003 was the first vintage for this Central Coast syrah, a joint project of Chad Melville, Jim Knight, Sashi Moorman (winemaker at Stolpman Vineyards) and Peter Hunken (assistant winemaker at Stolpman).  The name Holus-Bolus refers to a mythical … see full wiki

1 review about 2003 Holus-Bolus Syrah

A fine bottle of syrah

  • Jan 17, 2009
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A very nice wine - good grippy stuff, with lots of black fruit and decent tannin and spice on the finish.  Not especially complex, and gives off a bit of heat upon opening, but that blew off over a few hours in the decanter, and this became a hard wine not to enjoy.  Add to that the fact that I probably paid less than $25 for the bottle on release a few years ago - definitely thumbs up here. I'll have to poke around the wine locker to see if I hid another bottle or two of this in the corner somewhere.  It should be fun to see how this wine evolves with another year of bottle age.  It's got 6 years in it, but it's still incredibly youthful, and not quite as dark and brooding as I remember from the last time I drank it a few years ago.

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January 21, 2009
Anyone can be a wine connoisseur - it just takes a strong commitment to drinking (check!), an adventurous spirit when it comes to trying to wines (check!), and somewhat of an ability to remember just a couple of things about the wine(s) you drank (check...usually). I say go for it!
 
January 18, 2009
That's a nice piece of wine-reviewing there, and makes me wish I could be a wine connossieur. Great stuff!
 
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