The 2017 Armada VIneyard Syrah is simply stunning. This gorgeous Syrah slowly begins to release complex nuances of plums and boysenberries which are laced with dried violets, orange peel, dried spices, white pepper. black tea leaf, wet stones and hints of wet earth all coming together to form the striking aromatics. On the palate this medium-plus bodied red is simply gorgeous, as it expands seamlessly, showing a gorgeous round, finessed mouthfeel that possesses wonderful vribrance and percision. This is beautifully balanced with excellent depth, leading to fresh flavors of wild berries, lavendar and dried spices that resonate through the finish. Winemaker Chrostophe Baron has crafted an sensational wine that is absolutely breathtaking today, however this beauty should also evolve gracefully over the course of the next decade.