A blend of some of the best, most well-regarded Syrah sites in California, recently bottled and released. The BEST Syrah (and one of the best red wines) to come out of California for under $20.
Syrah from the famed Durell Vineyard. From Bassetti Vineyard. From Parmelee-Hill Vineyard. From Wylie and Fenaughty Vineyards. It's a late bloomer, you might say, and something that will make any dinner a feast.
Beautiful deep garnet color. The smell is dominated by the trademark Syrah smokiness; there's also iron, pepper, graphite, a suggestion of coffee. On the palate the texture is silky, there's a broad flavor profile with sweet plummy fruit, pepper and spice, and there's sweet tannins through the finish. Classy and elegant; similar in style to a very nice Croze-Hermitage.