The 2006 release of the Head Honcho is a composite of Syrah's from Three Creek, Laetitia, Larner, Whitehawk and Watch Hill vineyards made by McPrice Myers Wine Co. and Herman Story Wines. This ultra dark, powerfully constructed Syrah offers up a whopping nose of dense raspberry, boysenberry, black berry fruit and blood orange. Wrapped in floral scents of lavender, lilac and violets which are rounded out with spice notes of black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg, ripe olive and sweet mint. Weighty in the mouth with dense, pure fruit, great acidity and robust tannins, the long finish shows bright red fruit notes of dried cranberry, sour cherry and boysenberry buried in spice and sweet milk chocolate. Always our biggest and boldest, but not ever a bank-buster, enjoy this complex wine as it opens up and shows even more layers of aromas.
"The 2006 Head Honcho, a deep, full-bodied, broadly-flavored Syrah offering copious quantities of creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, and barbecue smoke. Richly fruity with a lush texture and sweet tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.
The Wine Advocate