This is a powerful, well-balanced wine. Big dark fruit is countered by flavors of cooked meat and spice, the crisp end of a prime rib rubbed with black pepper and a touch of rosemary. Tannins are smooth but very firm. This is begging for time in the cellar, or a thick end cut of that prime rib.
WHO Olson Ogden
WHAT Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard
WHERE California, Napa Valley
HOW MUCH $52 (free media sample)