Shows more of a cool-climate influence than the regular Syrah with white pepper aromas and thick tannins. Has a rich melange of blackberry, plum, coffee and tobacco flavors that finish long and harmonious.
Marginally richer and finer than Kahn’s Santa Ynez Syrah, with knock-your-sox off flavors of cherries and blackberries that flood the mouth. The tannins are quite thick and melted. Feels plush and velvety through the finish.
Very nutty on the nose, with chocolate and carob notes reminiscent of trail mix. Medium- to full-bodied blackberry fruit lies at the core, but the focus is elsewhere: leather, cocoa, dried spices, coffee and peanut were among the descriptors tossed around by our panel.
Richer and bigger in every way than Kahn’s regular Central Coast bottling. Brims with full-throttle flavors of blackberries and herbs dusted with white pepper, and the tannins are rich and fine. Loses a few points due to an astringent finish.
Plenty of ripe flavors here, ranging from black cherries and cocoa through coffee, sage and dill. The structure is simple, with easy tannins and supportive acids. Seems like a pizza sort of wine.