One of the great wines of the Rasa lineup, the 'Principia Reserve' Syrah is a barrel selection from winemaker, Bilo Naravane. The wine is a knockout blend of four different vineyards, including the SJR Vineyard in the Walla Walla Rocks AVA. This begins with aromas of smoked meat, sage, crushed wet rock and tar. The palate is lithe, showcasing a mouth-watering acidity. There is a wonderful elegance and balance to this wine. Bacon fat, cigar ash, wet stone, and green olive tapenade flavors complete this highly compelling wine. Be sure to give this pleanty of air contact decant if approaching early.