The color is a deep black cherry. In the nose there are hints of spice, leather, violets, pepper and a touch of smoke. This wine is full bodied and elegant with excellent balance, great structure and firm tannins. There is great complexity and layers of flavor followed by a long, lingering finish. This wine will show its best in 5 to 10 years, your patience will be rewarded.
"This is the biggest, most tannic and closed of the winery’s three new 2007 Syrahs, and also the one most likely to improve in the cellar. It’s intense and concentrated in pure blackberry and black cherry fruit, with the pepper, bacon, earth and smoky oak notes you want in a good 100% Syrah. But then, there are those big tannins. Give it a good 4–6 years"
"Powerful tannins grip the dense cherry and blackberry flavors of this wine. It's packed with alcohol and extract, visibly apparent in the way the wine coats the side of the glass. The black pepper spice in the finish will match slow-smoked beef ribs."
Wine & Spirits