This is somewhat of a rarity in CdR as it is 100% Syrah. This is also consistently one of the better values in Syrah. Purple in color. The nose is nice with black raspberries, garrigue (an herbal/spice combination found in the Rhone), and black pepper. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. A bit more austere than prior vintages but that's fine. More than enough stuffing. On the palate, black raspberries, black pepper and slight roasted herbs. Good finish. This might even get a bit better with just a hint of age. This should drink well for the next five to seven years. It will work well with roasts or casseroles or burgers and ribs.