Had these two wines of Darren Delmore over the last few days:
1. Delmore PinotNoir CentralCoast (13%; Wild Frmtd; U; www.DarrenDelmore.com) PasoRobles 2020: Med.light color; quite fragrant cherry/black cherry/PN/bit herbal/spicy slight cold-climate/peppery some toasty/pencilly/Fr.oak quite attractive nose; fairly tart/tangy rather CentralCoast PN/cherry/black cherry/herbal lightweight bit earthy/Burgundian bit complex flavor w/ light tangy tannins; fairly long herbal/earthy rather cherry/black cherry/spicy/lightish some toasty/pencilly/Fr.oak finish w/ light tangy tannins; reminds some of the Calera CC PN, a bit of a lighter EdnaVlly PN; quite a pretty expression of CC PN, though not particularly a keeper & on the lightish side. $25.00 (vDD)
2. Delmore Syrah StoloVnyd/Cambria/CentralCoast (13%; 2 brls; U) PasoRobles: Very dark/near black color; rather intenseblackberry/Syrah/blueberry/very spicy some c-c/black pepper bit w-c/peppery light toasty/oak rather NRhonish/floral fairly complex quite interesting nose; quite tart/tangy/bit metallic strong blackberry/Syrah/blueberry/very spicy strong c-c/peppery/w-c light toasty/oak rather rugged/angular/structured flavor w/ ample chewey tannins; very long/lingering quite tart/tangy very strong blueberry/blackberry/Syrah/spicy fairly c-c/peppery/w-c some NRhonish/bit floral some complex finish w/ ample rugged tannins; a very distinct cold-climate Syrah very structured & rather rugged that needs 3-8 yrs of age; a very interesting atypical Calif Syrah.
$nc (vDD)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. DarrenDelmore is the National Marketing Director for TablasCreekVnyds. He makes a bit of his own wine on the side there at TCV. The Syrah grapes come from the StoloFamilyVnyd way out near Cambria & is one of the coldest Syrah vnyds in all Calif. I believe Darren said this was the last year he was going to be able to get Stolo grapes.
Darren was in town for SantaFe Wine&Chile Fiesta last week & we got together with him out on Susan's portal Thurs evening over apps & pizza and tasted a bunch of older TablasCreek wines.