Aromatically this wine has a roaring combination of black cherry that swirls in between blackberries and graphite. At times supple and soft, but also showing a firm mineral structure to support the powerfully rich fruit. This wine will only get better with time.
94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (March 2011) " As much as we like the depth and wonderfully rich fruit evinced by JC Cellars' Syrahs, we are even more impressed by the fact that their winemaker manages to go right to the brink without going too far and somehow achieves exceptionally fine balance in wines of such high ripeness. This very rich wine is just such a case, and it exhibits a wealth of very deep, fully ripened blackberry fruit played against a full measure of oak and subtle touches of pepper and stones..."
Just 476 cases made. Drink now or hold up to 15 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.