$35.00 Retail (from winery)
525 cases produced
This wine is an inky purple color to the rim. Light aromas of crème fraîche yield to light vague blackberry, horse blanket and leather aromas with time. Smoke and mocha notes come out with time. In the mouth, light intensity, vague blackberry is accompanied by savory and plumy notes. Medium to full bodied with a dusty texture, this wine has a slightly astringent mouthfeel. The acids and alcohol are nicely balanced. A straightforward, medium duration finish of blackberry flavors ends a bit astringent.
This syrah is very ripe, with vague fruit, but some interesting earthy characteristics. It has appeal alone and with big read meats. Drink now. Will last for about three more years.
Fairly good. No flaws.