There is a lot to like with the 2016 ‘Yellow Bird Vineyard’ Syrah by Elephant Seven. The wine was co-fermented with 8% Viognier prior to bottling. Smoked brisket, anise and blueberry compote aromas fill the glass. There is a lifted, lighter citrus tone from the Viognier. The palate is exceedingly plush, as the wine shows beautiful layers of dark fruits with citrus rind and pomegranate seed flavors. Downright delicious now, this will cellar well for eight plus years.