(From 2010 Vintage) A pure expression of Syrah, the 2010 Scrio offers a finely woven and complete portrait of the grape with thick toasted oak notes at the back. Cured meat, black pepper and chewy fruit are supported by barrel-driven tones of chocolate and fresh cinnamon.
(From 2008 Vintage) It takes the hand of a great winemaker to make Syrah an elegant, understated wine, but the ’08 Scrio shows exactly how it can be done. This wines stands like a gentleman farmer in a perfectly cut Italian suit. It’s a wine whose rich blackberry and cassis fruit, notes of pepper and baking spices, and flecks of minerals and espresso find their complement in deeply integrated oak. It’s a masterful wine, finessed and restrained.
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2008