2005 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
December 22, 2006
The 2005 Syrah Rodger's Creek Vineyard boasts a black/purple color as well as abundant notes of crushed pepper, incense, Chinese black tea, plums, tapenade, and blackberries. It reminds me of a 2003 Clape Cornas from the Rhone Valley. Huge, tannic, and promising, it will drink well for 8-12 years.