From on of the top Syrah vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with black raspberries, slight bacon fat, black olives and roasted herbs. Wonderful texture. Juicy acidity. On the palate, black raspberry fruit with underlying char and slight dry earthiness. This is delicious if a bit young. This will get a bit better over the next few years. Let it cellar for another five years and drink for ten to twelve after that. It will drink great on its own and work well with roasted pork or even Indian food.