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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #1714. K Vintners Syrah Cougar Hills 2003

Description: Consists of 11 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 93 WA.
"Salt-laced roasted black fruits make up the aromatic profile of the 2003 Syrah Cougar Hills. Suave yet powerful, this pure, focused effort builds in intensity on the palate, revealing sassafras-laced blackberries, black raspberries, and blueberries. Its extensive finish exhibits exquisitely ripened tannin. Drink it over the next 7 years. Prior to tasting bottled wines, Smith invited me to taste samples from barrels in his converted garage/barn. Though I’m not giving reviews of unfinished wines in this report, the 2003 Syrah “The Hustler” (in honor of Jackie Gleason, “a big man who was light on his feet,” according to Smith) was exceptional yet still months away from being bottled. I mention it because there are only 5 barrels of it and it will go quickly." Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate #164, Apr 2006
Notes: 2x 2cm, lightly tissue stained wax capsules, 1 wrinkled and lightly torn label, 1 very lightly torn label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $200

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