Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah 2007 Wine Review (NW)
Blackberry, currant, and chocolate on the nose
Full bodied and smooth
Very smooth finish with currants, violets, and oak
As PB, my colleague here at The Wine Cask Blog, is fond of discussing, there's subjectivity and objectivity in wine. The subjective element tends to rule the roost, as it should. Drink wine that you like! However, there's also a secondary element of objectivity that allows for evaluation of quality.
This wine forces me to bring attention to this matter. While it's a high quality wine for $18, it's well made, and it garnered high scores from the critics, I don't really like it that much. And I'm not sure why. This is the subjective element that wins in the end. Raise a glass to California Syrah- just make sure it's one you like!