A deep, bright violet-red color, the Single Vineyard offers a very perfumed floral nose reminiscent of violets and lavender, along with the classic black pepper aroma typical of cold-climate Syrahs. Subtle touches of incense, hazelnuts, and coffee add to the overall complexity. On the palate it is lively and refreshing with delicious red and black fruit notes that recall strawberries, blueberries and murtilla and combine with the incense and pepper
aromas to produce a wine that is complex, juicy,
and expressive. With its firm yet fine, ripe
tannins, this wine will only increase in complexity
and depth as it ages.
"The 2009 Syrah Single Vineyard sports aromas of meat, game, Asian spices, lavender, and blueberry. Savory, ripe, and supple on the palate, this layered, pleasurable offering is an excellent value that will deliver prime drinking for another 6-7 years.
The Wine Advocate