Appearance: Pretty violet tinge with deep ruby red.
Aromas: Ripe plums and blue berries, combined with coffee, vanilla and cedar notes from the ageing oak.
Flavors: Polished, round and generous, with velvety tannins surrounding multiple layers of black berries, currants and black olive in an elegant frame of cedar.
"This wine seems to get better each year. The 2007 is potent and minty on the nose, with big fruit and pastry accents. After it settles it delivers rich, deep, dark flavors with herb, mint, spice, pepper and cardamom accents. Intriguing New World Syrah. Big and lusty."