2010 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. Pungent dark berries, olive and smoky herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Weighty and palatecoating, with slowmounting tannins and a late jolt of cracked pepper on the clinging finish. I also had a chance to retaste the 2009 version of this wineÍ¾ it's showing intense,
textbook syrah character right now, with vibrant dark berry character and pronounced spiciness. There's a Rhonelike quality to it that I find quite interesting and while it's drinkable now, it's also balanced to age slowly.