($45; 15.5% alcohol) Bright ruby. High-toned, liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, pepper, woodsmoke, smoked meat and crushed rock. Dense, ripe, lush and seamless; packed with flamboyant flavors of raspberry, woodsmoke, fruitcake and exotic spices. This creamy, sexy syrah is like a liquid confection. Finishes long and powerful; manages to hold its alcohol but I'd still want to enjoy this on the early side.