2010 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
An exotic melange of dark fruit, black pepper, savory herbs, game and licorice emerges from the 2010 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard. Another big, large-scaled Syrah, the 2010 is likely to require considerable patience. This unapologetically rich, intense Syrah keeps getting better and better in the glass, but it is not for the timid or for those seeking subtlety. Still, it is impossible not to love the exuberance and sheer personality of the wine in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.