This was the groups favorite at a recent tasting of Central Coast Syrah's and with good reason. Delicious. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, bacon fat and slight blueberries. Full bodied. On the palate, black raspberry fruit with underlying char and slight pepper. A nice backbone of acidity. Long finish. This may yet improve a bit over the next three to five years. Drink for ten to twelve more after that. Great on its own. With time it will work better with food. Roasted meats or fowl is a nice choice.