Deep purple-red color. Concentrated aromas of blackberry, dark licorice, minerals and tapenade. The palate possesses huge density but also harmony and integration of all components. Seductive cassis liqueur, graphite, flowers and deeper brooding bitter chocolate and tar. The mid palate texture currently dominates the back end of the wine with a lush, layered mouthfeel and dense sweet tannins on a long finish which builds effortlessly.
"The 2003 Syrah Eddie's Patch is performing tremendously well. Its opaque black/purple color is accompanied by a huge nose of white chocolate, pepper, acacia flowers, scorched earth, and blackberries. The wine possesses copious fruit, an unctuous texture, and a huge, full-bodied, blockbuster finish. It was aged 15 months in 40% new French oak prior to bottling."
The Wine Advocate
"Full ruby-red. Subdued but pure aromas of black fruits and licorice. Sweet, dense and primary, with nicely integrated acids giving power to the black raspberry fruit. Still a bit grapey and unevolved, but sweet and pliant. The mounting finish features substantial tannins that will require at least a couple years of bottle aging.
International Wine Cellar