2013/11/22 SJSU/Navy – Syrah

Syrah Tasting Results for San Jose State University/Navy Tailgate on 11/22/13 (Game score was Navy: 60; SJSU: 54 in triple overtime)

9 Tasters - Comments: People did much better this time in adhering to the local appellation goal (Santa Cruz Mtns down through Paso Robles).  Again we had a ringer (not a Syrah), but tasters were on their toes a bit better this time and downgraded it for non-varietal characteristics (although, within its own varietal context it was a very good wine).  The J.Lohr was disappointing– it exhibited simple grapey characters with no complexity.  As usual, wines scoring within 5% of each other were given the same ranking.

Place
Ltr
Score
Maker
Year
Appellation
Price
Notes
1
D
27
Martella
2009
Camel Hill, Santa Cruz Mtns
$40
2
C
30
Silvertip Vnyds
 2008
Santa Cruz Mtns
$22
3
E
39
Ventana Rubystone
 2010
 Arroyo Seco, Monterey
$10
 See Note A
4-5-6
G
41
J, Storey
 2010
Carriage Vineyard,  Paso Robles
 $12
4-5-6
H
42
Storrs
2008
Santa Cruz Mtns
 $18
Petite Sirah
4-5-6
A
43
Zayante
 2009
Santa Cruz Mtns
 $18
7
F
47
Kendall-Jackson
2011
Santa Barbara Cnty
 $11
8
B
57
J. Lohr
2011
Paso Robles
 $15

Note A: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah


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