2016 Westwood Syrah, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley
With gorgeous notes of blackberries, freeze-dried blueberries, smoked meat, and a core of cherry liqueur. As it continues to open, a juicy wash of salted violets, black pepper, and blueberry cedar linger for a long and complex finish.
95 Points - Tasting Panel
Blackberries paint brushstrokes of violet on the plush nose and palate. Grainy, powdered tannins add more textural layers as chocolate fudge cake meets a core of cherry liqueur. As the wine continues to open, it sends out a juicy wash of salted violets, black pepper, blueberry, and cedar.
91 points - The Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Syrah Annadel Gap Vineyard has evocative scents of warm black plums, wild blueberries, Sichuan pepper, smoked meats and violets. Full-bodied and packed with rich, ripe black fruit flavors, it has a firm backbone of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, culminating in a long peppery finish.
5 Stars - Restaurant Wine
Outstanding Syrah in a rich, complex style. It is full bodied, supple in texture, and intensely flavored (blackberry, black licorice, cedar, pepper, violet, cassis, toasty oak), with good balance and a very long finish. Lightly tannic, warrants aging. Great Value.”