The 2010 Syrah Goldridge is drop-dead gorgeous. Juicy black cherries, flowers, mint, licorice and mocha all jump from the glass. There is a purity to the fruit in the 2010 that stands out. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the next few years. Still, it is impossible not to love the 2010 today. Varietal notes abound, including hints of savory herbs, crushed rocks and white flowers. The 2010 is fabulous juice. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Inky purple. Expressive, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, woodsmoke, bacon fat and cracked pepper. Deeply flavored but light on its feet, with penetrating flavors of dark berry preserve and floral pastille. Very syrah, with a pinot-like delicacy and precision. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering smoke and floral notes. Fans of graceful northern Rhone wines should give this one a try.