2010 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky ruby. Powerful, oak-spiced black and blue fruits and olive tapenade on the deeply perfumed nose. Smoky and broad on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and cassis flavors and a building floral quality. The spiciness comes back strong on the finish, which is firmed by dusty tannins and lifted by juicy acidity.