Even better, and a killer value, is the 2010 Syrah Colson Canyon. Aged nine months in neutral oak, this 100% Syrah (1,000+ cases made) exhibits attractive notes of roasted herbs, licorice, camphor, blackberries, cassis, roasted meat and bouquet garni. Full body, gorgeous purity and a wonderful silkiness give this wine enormous appeal. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years.
Drink Dates: 2012-2017
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Bright purple. Expansive aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and violet, with smoke and Indian spice nuances adding complexity very syrah. Big and lush but lively, offering potent cassis and blueberry flavors complicated by star anise and bitter chocolate. Gentle tannins add shape to the strikingly long, sappy finish.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Strikes a nice balance between the dense, extracted, spicy, peppery dark berry flavors and the touch of loamy earth. Fine-grained and graceful.
Huge fruit yet incredibly sophisticated and nuanced with dark berry, chocolate and tar along with varied spices arising in mid palate and becomes a dominating character mixed with the continued huge fruit extract in the finish. This is a great wine.