This is an excellent Syrah. It drinks a lot like a St. Joseph or better Crozes-Hermitage. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, slight bacon fat, spice and slight damp earth. On the palate, this is full bodied. Juicy black raspberries that are ripe enough but just barely. Great texture. Medium tannins. Great balance. This will work with medium of heavier foods/spicy foods very well. Drinking well now, it may still improve but should have another decade.