Initial aromas offer earthy elements of tea, tobacco and herbs. In the mouth, Benziger 2005 Syrah has dark fruit flavors of black cherry and ripe plum. This wine boasts a long finish with notes of vanilla and toast from the oak barrel aging.
This Syrah makes an excellent match for barbecued steak, pizza with mushrooms, or smoked duck.
Not quite as fruity and a little stronger in tannin than most Syrahs, but very nice, especially for the price. Nice clean finish.