We find the nose full of intense, mouth-watering black pepper, herbs, creosote, blackberry, anise, and chocolate.
Once in the mouth, the full body carries exceptionally pungent flavors echoing the nose, leading to a perfumed finish which features soft tannins but the structure to age, with a lingering note of sandalwood.
For 15 years this remarkable vineyard on a Napa Valley hillside has produced intense, pepper-laden fruit. With the vineyard's recent sale, this year's Syrah is particularly precious - this is the last bottling we'll ever offer.
Made with 30% whole-cluster fermentation and foot-stomping.