Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Pop and pour and drunk over 3 hours. Dark red to rim, nice nose of cassis, dark berries/cherries, hints of iodine give way to mint, chocolate and fresh earth over time. Medium body, ripe fruit, low acid but not flabby, flavors follow the nose, medium-long finish, tannins come forward at the back palate after a few hours. Should drink well for years. Excellent.
Nice bottle brought by Mindy & Al to taste alongside the SQN. Though this is a Syrah and the SQN was a Grenache, knowing the history of Maggie Harrison's tenure as an assistant at SQN made it easy to see (or imagine?) the connection. Pop and pour and enjoyed over 2 hours. Dark red to rim. Rich ripe fruit, full body, nice balance seamless palate feel, long finish, outstanding.