2010 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Syrah Rodger’s Creek Vineyard flirts with perfection. From a cold, windy site planted on volcanic soils, the Syrah was co-fermented with 9% Viognier and aged 27 months in new French oak. A stunning perfume of bacon fat, bouquet garni, acacia flowers, black raspberry jam and kirsch moving toward black currants and blackberries is followed by a complex, gorgeously proportioned, opulent, full-bodied Syrah. It should drink well for a decade. This killer wine priced at $60 competes with a Cote Rotie costing $350-$500 a bottle.