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The 2006 Syrah Griffin's Lair is a sensational effort from a cool vineyard in the Petaluma wind gap. Sandy, loamy soil, black olive, roast beef, creme de cassis, and bacon fat characteristics emerge from this full-bodied, rich, intense, complex, long Syrah.
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Great character and individuality on this wine! Way to go Cali Syrah!
Color: Purple and red, mostly dark core
Nose: Currants, cracked peppercorn, a touch of meat, grilled herbs and spices, later some wild blueberry, lavender, and charcoal appear.
Palate: The aromas come through on the palate, plus secondary flavors of blueberries and very clear and pure currants, some bell pepper and good bitterness from what coudl be stems in the fermentation.