($40) Ruby-red. Ripe, smoky scents of deep blackberry and plum complemented by suave oak spice. Weighty and round, the dark fruit flavors lifted by soft acidity and firmed by gentle tannins. Finishes sweet, with good length. (JR)
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87
Intense and concentrated, with a rich, tannic band of mocha-laced wild berry, blackberry, earth, mineral and dried berry flavors that offer a hint of anise and sage. Firmly tannic on the finish. Decant. 2,016 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The 2002 Syrah Saralee's Vineyard is even better. A powerful, lusty, dense Syrah with no hard edges, it displays silky tannins, loads of creosote, spring flowers, blackberries and cassis. This is a beauty - full-bodied, opulent and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on.
Big dark purple-black contrated wine. Aromas of ripe fruit, smoke, meat. On second tasting of wine, found an obvious aroma of minted rootbeer. The palate is a bit sweet, preventing this wine from sctroing even higher.