Syrah shows increasing promise in Long Island, but particularly with this gorgeously ripe, complex wine. It's robust in stature, plump with blackberry and cherry flavors, but also shaded by nuances of pepper, wet clay and mushroom. Fine pleasantly astringent tannins and zesty acidity frame a long penetrating finish. Drinks beautifully now but should improve from 2020.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org