2011 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
There are suggestions of dried fruits in this wine’s jammy aromas, but both here and on the palate, it is concentration and polish that overcome the slight shortfall of inner fruitiness. Notions of game and spice clearly put this one in the varietal camp, and its
supple entry, admittedly a touch on the soft side at the margins, is buttressed by a solidifying streak of firming, grippy tannin. Time is on its side for the moment, and we would allow it three to five years in the cellar.