100% Syrah $99
The 2017 Intrepid reveals a dense purple color as well as a classic Paso Robles nose of smoked black fruits, white chocolate, ground pepper, violets, and dry-aged beef. It maintains a sense of finesse, through the balance of powerful palate engulfing tannins, juicy acidity and mid palate weight. Despite all the decadence it offers, it never seems over the top; a humble extrovert if you will. It stays flawlessly balanced, has a lively, weightless texture, and delivers a great, great finish. It's not just for the Northern Rhône crowd, but it’s a brilliant representation of this terroir that will keep for years.
98 points - Jeb Dunnuck