2012 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
The Corkscrewer Report
Johannes Marlena and Ryan Koczara
Oak, roasted meat and tobacco on the nose. A dash of white pepper and savory spices here and there. Fleshy texture and assertive wild berry fruit reminiscent of a Brunello. Definitely on the young and masculine side. Sharply focused and intense. Probably gotten in a street brawl or two. Like a racecar driver, this is controlled fury. Leave the driving to the winemaker and enjoy the ride.