This deep ruby Syrah combines strength and grace, opening with aromas of raspberry, black cherry and pepper. Lush and seductive, its concentrated fruit flavors are complemented by nuances of dark chocolate, espresso, spice, butter and oak. Sturdy yet refined tannins and a velvety mouthfeel lead to an elegant finish.
This wine pairs perfectly with charred meats and hearty stews. Try it with barbecued spareribs, lamb skewers, or a bacon and blue cheese burger served with sweet potato fries.
"A dark, rich, ripe Syrah that defines the California
style, and preserves the fine structure that this
cool-climate region lends to red wines. The wine
is dry and tannic, and the flavors, of blackberries,
cherries, blueberries, dark chocolate and sweet,
smoky oak, are just delicious. Now and for a few
years. Editors' Choice."