Bien Nacido Estate 2016 The XO Syrah (Santa Maria Valley)

This is about as extreme as cool-climate Syrah can get. Aromas of cracked pepper, tar, charred beef and roasted lamb are stunning, though likely divisive for those craving fruit. The palate is loaded with tar, peppercorn, charcoal and raw lamb flavors, as well as green and Kalamata olives—a fascinating wine for those seeking savory sips. Matt Kettmann

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