Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2015

91 points – This is an impressive, big, fairly soft yet well defined syrah. Deeply hued ruby, the nose is generous with ripe almost cooked black cherry, deep florals, smoked meat, licorice and pepper, plus plenty of oak from 20 months ageing in French and American oak. It is full bodied, fairly dense, hottish and quite tannic as well. The length is excellent with the pepper and dried herbs on the finish. Points here for classic expression, but you might want to age this for two or three years to see if tannins align.