"Bright, dark red. Musky peppery lift to the highly complex aromas of raspberry, spices, soy sauce, rose petal, black olive and game; a meaty high-pH quality is in balance with the wine's other components. Densely packed, silky and utterly suave, with dark raspberry and subtle game flavors lifted by captivating black olive, licorice, pepper and herb notes. This wonderfully fine-grained, bright, smooth wine delivers terrific density and umami silkiness without any heaviness; in fact, it's downright light on its feet owing to its inner-mouth aromatic lift. Perhaps most impressive today on the very subtle, building, floral aftertaste, where a fine dusting of tannins coats the entire palate. A lovely expression of Syrah and a sentimental favorite in my Washington tastings this year. With its notes of red fruits, bacon fat and spices, this reminded me of Côte-Rôtie. (100% whole-cluster fermentation) - Stephen Tanzer"
-Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2020), 94 pts