The 2010 Syrah is markedly different than the 2009. Here the cold, long growing season yielded a wine with much more varietal character to play off the characteristic rich blue and black fruit. The 2010 is beautifully delineated and nuanced from start to finish. A wine of extraordinary beauty, today the 2010 is quite primary and in need of further bottle age. Still, readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.