From Magnum.  This is the home vineyard for Heidi Barrett, former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.  I think sometimes, her wines get short shrift as they are not Screaming Eagle.  At age 15, however, this one was outstanding.  Purple in color.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, black cherries, black pepper, and some roasted meats.  On the palate, this has a wonderful texture.  Energy, it dances across the palate.  Flavors of black raspberries, slight chocolate over gravel and char.  Nice finish.  Tasted again on day 3, it was just as strong (out of magnum).  Nice finish.  This will go well with heavier foods and would be great with Indian or Thai foods.  Also Mediterranean.  Probably should be drunk up in the next five years if in a 750ml.  This certainly doesn't take a back seat to any Napa Syrah.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2004

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