"The 2017 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard was made using 100% whole cluster and about 30% new oak. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose opens to aromas of violets, crushed granite, menthol, cassis, smoked meat touches and an impenetrable core of blue and black fruits. Full-bodied, dense and intense in the mouth with tons of juicy, spicy, savory and blue fruits, it has firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness to lift the dense finish.
"Taut and focused, with a vibrant core of raspberry and grilled herb flavors that builds tension and density toward firm tannins. Hands off for now. Best from 2021 through 2029.
"Dark in the glass, this Syrah offers hearty aromas of peppercorn, lavender, elderberry and asphalt on the nose. Savory flavors of lamb and rosemary meet with elderberry compote, violet and eucalyptus, all wrapped in chalky, sticky tannins. Drink 2021–2037.