Has a good funky note on opening the bottle, with some dark fruit behind that. There's a little sharpness to the flavor, and as it opens up some bright red fruit comes out. Tannins start to come out a little, but this is still light on the tannins.
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(Novy Family Wines Syrah Russian River Valley) Group's #5 (my #7) – 91 pts; 0, 4, 2, 0 - opaque very dark red violet color; berry, black plum, lavender, graphite and black fruit nose; tight, black fruit, tart blackberry and tar palate with depth; medium finish 89+ pts. (11 barrels Christensen, 9 barrels Amber Ridge, 9 barrels Parson's)
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