Wednesday, October 29, 2008
X WINERY SYRAHTICA 2006
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: One of the weirdest intros to a winery was a few years back, when a local customer of ours talked to us about a winery he was involved with out in California called X Winery. We were one of the first to bring it into the market, and it has always been a fall-back favorite of ours. Well, recently, we were sort-of reintroduced to the brand with a special buy on their California Syrah, whimsically called Syrahtica 2006 ($11.99 special). In the glass, the ruby red-purple color is vibrant and translucent, with enticing red fruit flavors. There is red cherry, red currant, black and white pepper, and hints of bittersweet chocolate and espresso. The soft tannins are propped up by well-balanced acidity. This red is a pretty good deal for the money.