2006 Syrah, Shanel Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Vol. 35, No. 2
Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, intense, spicy, cedary, earthy, plumy, blackberry fruit aroma with hints of milk chocolate and lavender; full body; big, dense, highly concentrated, very ripe blackberry fruit flavors with a creamy mouthfeel and some alcoholic heat and harshness on the finish; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows some maturity. Very highly recommended.