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TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
As always, SavvyTaste.Com has my full description and opinion of this wine: Lewis Perdue's Rating of Sevilen Winery: Syrah: Denizli-Guney Plateau - Aegean Region: : 2011: Turkey
I had this wine -- by the glass -- at Tarla restaurant in Napa today.
I had it twice.
The first time it was served, the bottle had been (by their admission) open for three days. The wine was over-the-hill. A thin, pathetic swill of flat, lifeless, red tannic fluid with not even a faint memory of fruit or balance.
The waiter and bar person were less than cordial when I asked if they could open a new bottle. They did do, reluctantly.
The new bottle came at about the same refrigerator (not cellar) temperature … probably 40 degrees that one chills beer and soft drinks.
The good/bad news is that the wine had just about reached room temperature and had begun to open up about the time we finished the last few sips.
Sad that this sort of callous and amateur wine service can exist in Napa. I had been to Tarla once before and loved it.
But because my food today barely rose above the wine service, this second visit will be my last. I think this wine may be a pretty decent Syrah, but under today's conditions, not memorable.