From longtime growers, now vintners, on the western slopes of the Mayacamas comes this impressive and huge wine. It's dark as night, with brilliantly complex aromas of berries, leather, sage, smoke and white pepper. It's also mouth filling, and has so many facets, it's hard to keep track. The depth of flavor is stunning, while dusty tannins provide structure. A remarkable Syrah with obvious ageability. —S.H.