2012 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker, Jr.
No 2011 was produced, but the 2012 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard includes 12% Viognier co-fermented with 88% Syrah. It displays terrific aromas of spring flowers, crème de cassis, blackberries, coffee and incense. Unctuously textured and dense with oodles of fruit and glycerin as well as a long, heady finish, this fabulous Syrah should drink well for a decade or more.