High-toned, ultrarich and fleshy wine, with layers of plush blackberry, boysenberry, fresh earth, mineral, mocha and toasty oak delivered in a seamless package that finishes with an elegant burst of ripe fruit. 426 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The blockbuster 2002 Syrah Rockpile Vineyard Haley's Reserve (from a red soil vineyard planted at 2,000 feet) boasts a gorgeous perfume of boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, lavender, toast, and licorice. Full-bodied, with a voluptuous texture in addition to dry tannins lurking behind the extravagant fruit and concentration, this terrific Syrah should hit its prime in 1-2 years, and last for a decade.