($65) Good deep red-ruby. Wild aromas of meat, truffle, violet and mocha. Almost shockingly sweet on the palate, with a creamy texture to the lovely raspberry and truffle flavors. At once powerful and plump, conveying a savory umami-like impression. Finishes with a firm edge that suggests a year or two of patience will bring a more harmonious wine.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
Supple, silky and tightly focused, offering a sleek mouthful of juicy plum, blackberry and licorice flavors, picking up mineral notes of wet slate and crushed brick as the finish sails on and on. This is almost delicate in its deft balance, but has great intensity.
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98
The 2007 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard is even more complex aromatically with its notes of crushed stone, smoked meat, espresso, truffle, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied, ripe, intensely flavored yet elegant, it has a 60-second finish that is pure silk.