Just like I remember from our visit to the winery. I like the Waters Syrahs because they aren't the heavy monsters like most other syrahs and shirazes are. A medium-light body which tastes reminds me of some of my favorite Oregon/CA pinots. This one has lots of acidity, black cherry, cola, pepper, and asian spices and earthiness. Drank over 3 hours and only improved. Have one more...drink over next 36 months.
Not as robust as the typical Waters Syrah. This acted shy and even with a couple of hours decanting, never really showed itself. Flavors were muted but still drank OK. I just wasn't moved on this. It may be in its last stages and needs to be drunk soon.
Lighter style. Bright color and bright fruit flavors, with a trace of pepper. I agree with Bacchus - this is almost Beaujolais-like in style. Should match up well with lighter fare. Ours went very well with pan-seared pork chops in a Gorgonzola cream sauce. I'd have been disappointed if I'd paid the $30 MSRP, but for $15.99, it was exactly what I was looking for.
stood up and opened for about 3.25hrs, decanted for 30 min then back into the bottle to take to the restaurant, Italian food. Very nice aromas of black fruits, several of the "5 C's" (cinnamon, coriander, cumin, cardamom, clove), and tar. Flavors of dark fruits, tar, smoke, and spice. Long finish with pepper notes. 90+
For their basic syrah, this is really dark and concentrated. Nose of sweet concentrated red cherry and blackberry. Intense and concentrated, ripe with really juicy blackberry and currant fruit, slightly spicy. Initially I thought this was like an Aussie bruiser, but this gained complexity, some smoke and bacon, and despite the concentrated nose and palate this maintains a lightness and drinkabality that went great with food. Very much looking forward to my singlevineyard wines from this producer.