(2000 Vintage) Dark ruby-violet. BV's first California Syrah is exuberant, fruity and just plain delicious! The aroma reveals ripe, jammy, berry and minty-oak scents with a hint of sour cherry. The lush, supple, mouth-filling flavors show a wealth of black pepper, black olive and cocoa , with a juicy yet layered texture. A hint of tannin provides definition to the rich fruitiness of the wine. This is a wine to drink young, to enjoy with grilled meats or poultry, and with Mediterranean cuisine such as ratatouill...
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/01
Wine & Spirits(1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine