Inky ruby. Deep, mineral-accented aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and violet, with exotic clove and cinnamon nuances. Supple and velvety in the mouth, offering sappy flavors of black raspberry, cherry compote, candied violet and blood orange. Closes bright and very long, with resonating spiciness.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2010 Syrah Griffin's Lair Vineyard is endowed with exceptional energy and minerality. Savory herbs, graphite, black cherries, exotic spices and camphor are all woven together in an intricate fabric of notable class and elegance. Dark, plush and seductive through to the finish, the Griffin's Lair is a stunning wine that captures the Arnot-Roberts style at its very best.