A beautiful Syrah from this Oregon based producer (although the fruit is Californian). Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, char, roasted herbs, gamey meat and black pepper. Full bodied but not over the top. 14.8% abv. On the palate, this is delicious. Black raspberry fruit, ripe, but not sweet with a touch of black pepper. Lively. Good energy. Long finish. Delicious. Drinking really well right now, at or close to peak. This should drink well for another ten to twelve years. This drinks great on its own and went well with a roasted veggie sandwich.