Intensely aromatic and restrained in its fruit with flavors of wild huckleberry, sandalwood and Asian spices.
92 points, International Wine Cellar (May 2012): " Vivid red. Intense perfume of fresh red berries, blood orange and cinnamon, with a smoky topnote. Juicy and penetrating, offering vibrant red fruit flavors and a suave note of candied rose."
91 points, Connoissseurs' Guide (Nov. 13): " Here is Syrah made with an eye towards refinement. It is a touch lighter overall from aroma to finish, but it displays keen blackberry fruit with intimations of sweet spices and roasted meats..."
Drink now or hold up to 10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.