A full-bodied wine with great structure, depth and concentration. Dark as night and opaque in the glass, it shows generous notes of blackberry and wild berry fruit laced with spice, white pepper, nutmeg, violets and a hint of mocha. The velvety tannins are delightful and the finish seems to go on forever. It could use some cellar time, 5 to 10 years, but don't be afraid to try this immense wine early in its life with a vigorous splash decanting.
"Glass-staining purple. Black and blue fruits on the nose, with suggestions of candied flowers, mocha and anise adding complexity. Gently chewy and broad, offering pungent boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness and vivacity with air. Floral qualities come up on the finish, which leaves notes of berry preserves and floral pastilles behind."
International Wine Cellar
"A dark plum and blueberry Syrah that's concentrated and full-bodied with back layers of cardamom spice that's big in the mouth and thick with tannins. Give it a chance to open and maybe even decant for a full experience of its intensity. The acidity in the wine will make it sing next to meaty meats."