California Syrah bottled in Oregon by Maggie Harrison. Some of the best Syrah out there. I last had this about ten years ago. At age 16, this was at peak and gorgeous. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, slight roasted herbs, and a hint of gamey meat. Full bodied. Lots of vibrancy and energy. Great lush texture. On the palate, still plenty of fruit, light tannins with depth and complexity. Black raspberries over pepper and gravel. Long finish. This drinks great on its own and is perfect with roasted meats, fowl or veggies. This probably should be consumed over the next five years or so, but will drink well for the next ten to fifteen if past peak.
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