Syrah - 2014
This is a cool-climate Syrah, more similar to Cornas or Saint Joseph of France, than to anything in California. The flavors and aromas are dark and brooding as one would expect from Syrah, but brighter and leaner than most California Syrahs. There is a touch of black pepper and baking spices in the finish and the long, lingering mouthfeel is smooth, but pronounced. Ready now, if you are into bold and tannic, it should only improve over the next 15 or more years.