I love the people at Sleight of Hand. Trey Busch is amazing and a great wine personality and if you are in Walla Walla or Seattle check out their tasting room. This wine has the greatest change from day 1 to day 2 in the history of 3 Day Wine Review however I never give up on a wine and day 3 was back to amazing levels. I encourage more of you to take the plunge into drinking wine like this as you are missing out on these experiences.
- 2018 Sleight of Hand Syrah Psychedelic Stoney Vine Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (2/18/2023)
Diam 30 Cork & 13.9% Alcohol
Day 1: Dark purple. The soft 92 average will be going up. This is outstanding on a pop and pour with roasted meats, black olives, tar, black pepper, stone, spice, blueberries and floral notes. Super complex wine and long finish. This rivals anything from Cayuse and Reynvaan. 95 points
Day 2: This is the worst difference from a day 1 and 2 of my wine reviewing career. Drank one glass on a pop and pour on Saturday and this is a thin, overly acidic wine on day 2. Lost is the roasted meats, black olives, tar, black pepper and nice fruit and replaced by sour berries, damp earth, minerals and twigs. Watered down and too much acidity. This has never happened like this on a younger wine. Not sure what is going on as the little air that entered the bottle should not have caused this massive of a change. 75 points
Day 3: Much better than day 2 and close to the level of day 1!!! This might be the most interesting 3-day wine review ever! The wine is much more concentrated on day 3 and more intense. Black pepper, ink, tar, stone, dark fruits, black olives, iodine, floral and super balanced. Long finish. Almost reminds me of a great Aussie Shiraz from 98. Wow wine. 94 points
Recommendation: Buy it! Either just pop and pour or cellar for 5 to 8 years. Never seen a transformation like it. Locals in MN $50 at South Lyndale Liquors. (95 points)
Buy at South Lyndale Liquors: $49.99
Best price in the country.
2 thoughts on “Biggest Difference Day 1 to Day 2 to Day 3 of All Time!!!”
What an interesting experience John. Hope to see you at an offline soon in the future.
Craig good to hear from you. It has been a while. South Lyndale Liquors has this wine for $50 a bottle.
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