Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

91 points – “The Syrah grapes were co-fermented with six percent Viognier. The wine was aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels (this was an eight-barrel wine and five of the barrels were new). This is a big, plush Syrah with black cherry and vanilla aromas that are echoed in the flavour, along with a touch of white pepper and chocolate.”