The 2016 Syrah Eddie’s Patch displays a deep garnet-purple color, with notes of blackberries, blueberries and plums plus hints of espresso, fertile earth, smoked meats, Indian spices and violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a built-like-a-brick-house structure with ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with lots of exotic spice layers on the finish. 94/100.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 96/100! Intensely mineral and savory, the 2016 Syrah Eddie's Patch Greywacke Vineyard is much less overt than the Estate Syrah. Powerful tannins drive a core of dark stone fruit, graphite, crushed rocks, black pepper and exotic spice notes. The 2016 is marked by its soaring aromatic intensity and structure. Even at this early stage, it is clearly exceptional !
The 2016 Syrah Eddie's Patch Greywacke Vineyard is just as impressive as it was from barrel. A rush of aromas and flavors builds in a Syrah endowed with huge depth and complexity. Black pepper, sage, menthol and licorice develop in the glass, adding to the wine's tremendous appeal. This is a stellar showing from DuMol.
JebDunnuck.com: 96+/100. From the Greywacke Vineyard, the 2016 Syrah Eddie's Patch is reminiscent of a release from the Côte Brune side of Côte-Rôtie. Ample crushed rocks, smoked meats, ozone, pepper, and ripe back fruits give way to a full-bodied, seamless and elegant Syrah that continued to gain in stature and depth as it sat in the glass. Perfectly ripe, impeccably balanced, and long, give it a year or two and enjoy over the following decade or more.