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The wine has a deeply saturated purple-black color. On the nose, the wine shows some complexity with dark berry fruit competing with mineral, lavender, white pepper for attention. On the palate, the wine shows tension between the ripe fruit, acidity, and tannins.
92 points, Connoisseurs' Series (July 2009): “...fine sense of pepper-scented blackberry fruit in the nose, and its like-minded flavors are long on richness and depth and show nary a hint of overblown ripeness. Full and fleshy and impeccably balanced on the palate, it is laced with just the right measure of wholly complementary oak..."
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (web only, August 1, 2009): “Nothing shy about this powerhouse Syrah…flavors of blackberries, sour cherries, tobacco, mint, anise and spices, especially crushed black peppercorn. Dramatic and elegant...”
91 points, Wine Spectator (web only, 2009): “Well-balanced, with a mix of ripe berry, pepper and spice flavors...”
A mere 110 cases were made, this wine is extremely limited. Enjoy now or hold 4-10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.