August 9, 2014 - Better the next day, needs some serious air time, too young and should wait a bit. Still drinks alright though.
July 5, 2014 - Full bodied, smooth good fruit on th front and a great finish
June 2, 2014 - Enjoyed this at the end of the evening with dessert of carrot cake and a stray brownie or two. The wine really was fantastic with the sweets and they were a great pair. The nose on this is even better now than it was from memory/notes. Really enjoyable just to take it in. Beautiful balance that completely integrates the fruit/tannins/alcohol...no way of knowing this was so high in alcohol other than looking at the bottle. Really great!
May 17, 2014 - Wonderful collection of deep purple colors and rich scents of lavendar and vanilla, smooth and long finish.
May 12, 2014 - Smoking bottle of juice, it had Lavendar and black pepper on the nose,
epic is a good word and all you'd expect from..a big juicy Syrah!
May 9, 2014 - This is the type of wine which contains everything and then a little more. Still it is meticulously balanced and expresses a lovely integration. The nose is full of typical dark mature fruit, cacao, subtle white pepper, blueberry, a whiff of kirsch and lovely orange blossom. The palate adds nothing more and nothing less than expected. Acidity, oak, fruit and tannins speak in perfect harmony. There is enough structure to allow for a decade or more of cellaring and if served today be sure to add acidity, fat and loads of texture to the food. A true gem which needs some serious time to truly show its best side! (score is 94+)
April 27, 2014 - Deep garnet color. Very smooth. Nice dark berries and dry forest on the nose.
April 26, 2014 - A hedonistic experience. Dark fruits and dark chocolate, asphalt-like concentration, sweet Cali feeling but combined with good acidity. Long taste.
April 13, 2014 - Holy WOW. Had at Solbar in Calistoga and so delicious. Amazingly complex, robust and fruit forward. So much going on in the glass. Huge crowd pleaser, we had 2 bottles as a group. Wine of the night by far.
April 2, 2014 - Hard to match the 08 but this come awful close -- wonderfully full and rich, deep purple, eggplant-skin color with lots of dark fruit and spice.