This is made from 100% Syrah in the Northern Rhone. Purple in color with a ruby rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice if a bit reticent at first. Boysenberries with slight sandalwood and a bit of floral qualities and char. Full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this is understated but quite good. Boysenberries with some char and spice. Deep. Good balance. Long finish. This is nice on its own and better with hearty food. It went well with Roasted Peppers and Root Vegetables. Drink over the next eight to twelve years.