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Brad Cartoon
The West Coast Wine Network is a hobby site of mine that has been on the web since 1995. The Wine Discussion Forums are the main content here and are prominently linked in the horizontal navigation above. The rest of the site is my personal blog where I post about wine, beer, restaurants, art shows, concerts and information on places we travel to, etc.  There will likely be more videos and cross linking to other social media and bloggers. There is a new Events Calendar linked above.  Check it out!

2003 Harrison Clark Syrah

2003 Harrison Clark Santa Ynez Valley Syrah This has improved a lot since release.  Killer nose with a ton of roasted blackberry, espresso, tar, licorice, cocoa, full bodied but not over the top. Great structure, solid tannins with some slightly elevated acidity. One slightly strange thing going on, there seems to be a very small amount of residual sugar.  Absolutely no secondary fermentation going on in the bottle and the sugar was pretty much imperceptible on day two.  ??  Makes me wonder if they had some problems during production?? N 9 P 8+ C 8 S 8+ B 8- = 91+