First Aromas of cedar and cherry, followed by the promise of earthiness. Later, candied florals emerge. Deep plum red color with an undertone of brown bears out the promise: this is European-style in flavor and acidity, but New World in its apparent low tannins and mild finish.
Tatiana Abramova, aka Gourmet Rambler, was one of the earliest contributors to our Wine for Haiti project, and it just slipped through my fingers. Fortunately, she caught it, and now we are delighted to offer this marvelous bottle of Pax Syrah Cuvee Keltie 2004 for auction. The retail value is $100.00.
The absolutely delightful Mary Rocca, of Rocca Family Vineyards, generously contributed a 3 night stay at Rocca's guest cottage (sleeps one couple) plus threes bottles of Rocca Family Vineyards Estate Wines, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2004 Syrah (94 pts WS). Retail Value: $1300.00.
The always-generous folks over at Cleavage Creek Cellars sent three different bottles of wine for our action, their 2005 Tracy Hills Cabernet Syrah, 2007 tray Hills Merlot-Shiraz, and 2009 Tracy Hills Reserve Chardonay, total retail value $54.00.
This comes at you waves of flavor, starting with blackberries, coffee and plums. Fruits sweeten on the mid-palate, adding some blueberry to the blackberry. The espresso changes to unsweetened cocoa. Leather sho...