95% Syrah, 3% Roussanne, 2% Clairette Blanche $95
Opaque purple. Mineral- and smoke-accented blueberry, incense and pipe tobacco aromas show outstanding focus, picking up suggestions of five-spice powder, vanilla and candied licorice with air. Offers pliant, deeply concentrated black and blue fruit flavors, velvety texture and a touch of bitter chocolate that emerges as the wine stretches out. Finishes seamless, spicy and extremely long, with youthful, building tannins and lingering suggestions of sweet blue fruit and smoky minerals.
95pts - Josh Raynolds - Vinous