Wine Advocate | Rating: 95I won't be surprised if the 2011 Syrah IX Estate ends up better than the 2010 as it has plenty of depth and tons of sheer balance. Firm veins of minerality support expressive dark red berries, flowers and exotic spices. Today, the 2011 is understandably fruit-young and fruit-driven in style, but the wine's textural balance and overall sense of harmony are more than enough to look forward to. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Bright ruby-red. Sexy perfumed aromas of black raspberry, gunflint, roasted meat and mocha. Wonderfully sweet, plush and fine-grained, saturating the mouth with flavors of dark berries, roasted meat and spices. Communicates a strong savory quality but has the fruit intensity to support it. Finishes with terrific energy and rising length.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Offers beautifully rich dark berry fruit definition, with pure boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors framed by cedary oak and spicy, floral scents. The flavors are big, yet this is elegant and graceful on the palate and long on the finish.Author: James Laube
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