Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Syrah Estate Vineyard gives up expressive black cherries, wild blueberries and blackberries with savory wood smoke, tapenade, charcuterie and earth hints. Full-bodied, concentrated and firmly constructed, it has beautifully ripe, rounded tannins texturing the savory layers with spices flavors, finishing on a lingering peppery note. 93+/100.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 96/100. Inky blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, game, licorice and graphite notes all run through the 2016 Syrah Estate Vineyard. The purity of the fruit here is simply mind-blowing. Andy Smith gave the 2016 Estate 21 days on the skins. The 50% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the depth and resonance of the fruit.
Creamy and beautifully textured, the 2016 Syrah Estate Vineyard is a winner from DuMol. Inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and black pepper all grace this exquisitely beautiful, expressive Syrah. The 2016 was done with 6% Viognier and 50% whole clusters, but what really comes through is the wine's sublime balance !
JebDunnuck.com: 97/100 !! A dead ringer for a top Cornas from the likes of Clape or Allemand, the 2016 Syrah Estate Vineyard comes from a tiny 1.5-acre vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Meaty, peppery, bloody, and incredibly complex, with lots of black olive, cracked peppercorns, smoke, and ripe, dark Syrah fruit, it has building tannin, awesome mid-palate depth, and a remarkable purity, elegance, and balance about it that’s going to keep it drinking beautifully for 10-15 years.