2018 Syrah "Nocturne"
A lighter expression of Syrah, this bottling snaps on the nose with pomegranate, strawberry, baking spice and a hint of cinnamon. Thyme and dried sagebrush show on the palate alongside red currant, proving easy to enjoy. MATT KETTMANN, Wine Enthusiast
This luxurious syrah smells of figs, olive and cedar, an exotic combination, lavished with generous oak. Despite its warmth and ripeness, the black fruit is expressive, the tannins dark and chewy. A barbecue wine. - Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine & Spirits
This wine is deep and dark with purple (almost black) hues. Extraordinary in its massive bouquet of flavors including blackberry, ripe blueberry, plum, cassis, leather, and vanilla. Full bodied and luscious in the mouth with balanced structure.
The 2018 vintage saw an almost ideal balance of vine health and stress, as is often the case with the first dry year after a very wet one. The rain came late, delaying the onset of budbreak and the beginning of the growing season. The cool weather continued most of the year, punctuated by a six-week heat wave in July and early August. Temperatures moderated before picking began and harvest proceeded under slightly cooler than normal conditions, producing fruit with intense flavors and balanced acidity.