This spectacular Syrah comes from the Haynes Vineyard in Coombsville. It instantly impresses as it opens with striking aromas of dark berries, olives, menthol, lavender and violet, followed by scents of crushed rock and wild mushrooms. It possesses a wonderful elegant character, coupled with firm tannins and a beautiful core of black and red fruits, wild herbs and dark chocolate flavors which all build on the palate. Overall this delivers wonderful balance and focus. I expect that it will continue to evolve in bottle and drink beautifully over the next 8-10 years.