2015 Westwood Syrah, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley, Magnum
Plum, boysenberry and fig; forest floor, truffles, porcinis and redwood; dark chocolate, black and white pepper, smoked brisket and floral uplifted notes of lavender and lilac.Fine chalky tannins that are robust yet supple, warm and richly textured. Dried blackberry, blue and purple forest berry fruited; fiorentina bistecca, lardons, prosciutto; cinnamon, licorice, star anise, coffee.
98 Points Tasting Panel
Co-fermented with 3-7% Roussanne and aged on the lees for 16 months, this spectacular smallproduction red opens up immediately with gorgeous blue floral tones on the nose and a hint at blueberry pastry. Velvety and rich; grilled meat and dark chocolate are a unique pair of first notes. White pepper surges on mid-palate, but the satin mouthfeel and fine acidity also portray a noble structure.
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Syrah Annadel Gap Vineyard comes from a cooler, wetter site in Sonoma that’s planted to a mix of Rhône varieties and Pinot Noir. Smoky, meaty, white pepper, and herbal notes all emerge from the glass and it shows more floral notes as it sits in the glass. With medium to full body, impressive concentration, and a sappy, vibrant texture, it’s a terrific cool-climate Syrah to enjoy over the coming decade.
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
An estate wine that's 100% varietal, this is thick and unrelenting in concentration, with blackberry, black licorice, leather and smoky oak pleading for attention in equal measure. Rough and tumble power and intensity rule the day, with seasonings of coffee and cinnamon.