Although this is a California Syrah, Lillian is an Oregon producer. This is great. Inky purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, gamey meats, roasted herbs, slight black olives. On the palate, this is delicious. it has complexity and depth too. Black raspberry fruit with slight earthiness and a bit of grilled meats. Long finish. This is just about at peak now. Light tannins. Wonderful texture. Juicy fruit. Long finish. It should be hear for another ten years or so. It will work great with roasted fowl or meats or grilled foods.