Superb stuff - generous and lively, characterized by blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, with a white pepper finish. Our 2001 Napa Valley Syrah is reflective of meticulous vineyard care, a perfect vintage, and careful handling in the cellar. The wine displays a deep red color and exhibits aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums and licorice. The fruit notes are boosted by the inclusion of 2% Viognier. On the palate the concentrated flavors of wild blackberry, anise and sweet vanilla are wrapped in supple tannins for a mouth filling and lingering wine. While these soft tannins allow for immediate enjoyment, this wine will gain complexity over the next 5 to 10 years with proper cellaring.