Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2014

92 points – From long, warm, even vintage, this Syrah co-fermented with a small portion of white Viognier, then aged 20 months in American and French oak. It has a soft but billowing and classic syrah nose of black cherry, chocolate, licorice, loads of pepper and smoked meat. It is full bodied, smooth and rich – a bit soft in the middle with firm, fine tannin and some alcohol heat. Also shows a lick of granitic minerality on the finish. The length is excellent.