Friday, April 7, 2017

Castagna Genesis Syrah

Julian Castagna is not known for modesty, but he is known for his convictions about bio-dynamics, including the moon cycles, and a desire to produce impressive, but only medium bodied wines.

These convictions are manifest in the 2004 Castagna Genesis Syrah. The nose is vibrant and perfumed. The aromatic violets come through on the palate, together with a complex set of berry fruits, blackberry, raspberry, red cherry. A thin layer of chocolate blends into the fruit. This is a female, medium bodied wine, very balanced, with enticing tannins and acidity in support. The wine expands on the finish, like a good Burgundy.

This wine drinks beautifully now. I loved it.

Score: 96/+++

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