This winery recently sold.  While the former owners, Napa legends Carole Meredith and Steve Lagier, are entitled to work a bit less, the wines will be missed.  Quality Syrah (and others) at very fair pricing.  This one is no exception.  2009 was a good vintage provided the grapes were harvested before the early fall rains.  It would appear these were.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, black pepper, slight gamey meats.  Medium to full bodied.  Very concentrated.  On the palate, light tannins.  Plenty of black raspberry fruit with some black pepper.  Nice texture.  This is not a big wine but clearly of California.  Delicious.  Nice finish.  It is at maturity but should stay there for another ten years.  Nicer with food, it worked superbly with Indian food.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2009

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