This 2000 vintage is exceedingly dark in color with rich, silky wild raspberry fruit flavors laced with pepper, tar, and herb tones. Aromas are raspberry, smoky, wild gamey, peppery, and cinnamon. The wine has a clean purity of Syrah fruit that is reminiscent of many St. Joseph's and other Northern Rhones. It has full forward fruit and great acid balance. It is very smooth and creamy in the mouth.
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume