Redolent of cassis, blackberry, herbs, anise, smoke and toasty oak aromas, the wine fans out gracefully on the palate to reveal more layers of equally well-defined fruit. Tannins are soft and round, finishing moderately with a clean freshness.— J.M.
Some reviewers say this Syrah is "ripe" and "plush"; others call it "a fruit bomb." Whatever panelists’ varying views about its balance, we all agree that it’s pleasing and easy to drink. Juicy blueberry and blackberry flavors wear only a light dusting of black pepper and minerals; pie dough-meets-oak aromas…— W.E.