Dark in color with dense, deep, concentrated layered fruit aromas that are incredibly spicy. In the mouth you'll find incredibly concentrated framboise flavors, smoky wood tones, and fine tannins. Meaty. Great structure and age ability.
"Very generously loaded and layered with smoky oak, ripe blackberry and dried plum aromas with a touch of dark chocolate for added richness, this full-bodied yet fairly firm wine repeats its aromatic gifts in flavors that are open and somewhat juicy at the front. Nowhere is there seen the rippling musculature that seemed to presaged by the nose, yet the balance of the wine is right for a half decade or more quiet cellaring."
"The 2002 Syrah Sentinel Oak Vineyard Pyramid Block is a full-bodied, seamless, opulent effort possessing loads of blackberry liqueur, acacia flower, pepper, and vanilla characteristics."
The Wine Advocate