I have reviewed the same wine from the 2002 vintage and it made the recommended list. This iteration of the Petite Syrah grape is another super value! On the pour this wine is so intense in deep purple color leaves pigmentation on the glass after you swirl. It has a unique nose that is deep and inky with a hint of milk chocolate.
In the mouth this gorgeous wine is big but I served it too cold. Allowing it to warm up a bit opens it up well with humongous but finessed tannins. Deep dark berry fruit is central with a subtle layer of anise. At $10, this is a big value wine. It is so well made and well balanced that I want to shout–RAISE A GLASS!