2010 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Ripe red berry and floral pastille aromas are brightened by a zesty mineral quality and a touch of cracked pepper. Juicy, penetrating raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and focus, with a bitter chocolate quality building with air. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which leaves a sweet red fruit liqueur note behind.