($18) Bright ruby.Oak-influenced aromas of blackberry, kirsch, cassis, boysenberry and pepper. Sweet and rich but juicy, with good floral lift to the flavors of cassis and fruity pepper. A real fruit bomb of a syrah: this is all dark berries and no meat, with plenty of fruit to support the wood element.Harmonious, ripe acids and sweet tannins give shape to the wine. A great value.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 84
The cool climate 2004 Syrah Snows Lake Vineyard reveals herb, olive, red currant, and tart cherry characteristics (there is a Pinot Noir-like sourness to this cuvee), high acidity, and medium body.