Compared to the 2010 Verna's, this seems to be a bit more elegant with more depth. Both are great though. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, leather, grilled meats and white pepper. On the palate, this has lots of energy. Unwinds into layers in the glass of fruit and earth. Good acidity. Long finish. This will continue to improve for a while. If drinking now, give it some air.
Purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, black pepper, and some roasted meats. Very deep. On the palate, this is still young but drinking great. Black raspberry fruit with some roasted herbs and some spice. Great texture. Deep and tightly layered. Long finish. This will develop more complexity but if you like lush, delicious warm climate Syrah, this one is fine now.
Warning, this is a biased wine review. This is our own label. So why post a note? Because people often ask me how the wines are drinking and what are my thoughts. I try to be honest and forthright but at the very least, I make the wine I want to drink, so hopefully, it is a wine that I like. YMMV. 2010 is a vintage that has taken a while to come around but it seems to have gotten some traction and is getting there. This bottle was opened and allowed to breathe for 8 hours prior to serving. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, roasted meat, white pepper and slight floral
7% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 3% Sangiovese and 2% Viognier. Purple in color. The nose is nice with black raspberries, some black pepper, spice and slight floral notes. On the palate, this has some depth with a nice varietal complexity. Good mouth feel. Works well with or without food. I don't know if this improves but should last a decade or so. It is basically, the "leftovers" for the Jonata single varietal wines. That doesn't mean it is not excellent in its own right. A nice alternative to their expensive bottlings.