Slightly better is the 2006 Syrah Shanel Vineyard. It includes 3% Viognier, but it is less noticeable at this stage. An opaque purple color is followed by enormous quantities of blackberries intermixed with tapenade, acacia flowers, and truffles. Full-bodied, meaty, and dense, it cuts an even broader mouthfeel than its sibling. (RP)
Inky ruby. Mineral-driven aromas of cherry skin, blackcurrant, violet and smoked meat. The smoky note gains strength with air and blends with the fruit, giving this an exotic mezcal quality. Spicy dark berry flavors are sharply focused and framed by silky tannins. The floral note repeats on the finish, which is fresh, energetic and very long. Wild stuff, and already delicious. (ST)
There's lots of spices—white and black pepper—but also plenty of grapey dark berry, red licorice, herb, mineral and cedar notes. Very complex, full-blown and well-balanced, becoming even more complex on the finish, where the flavors unfold to reveal subtle nuances. (JL)
Ripeness and sweet oak are in abundance here, yet whereas too many like-minded wines can claim the same gifts, Ramey's first-rate effort goes a bit further. It is solidly grounded in spicy Syrah fruit and is uncommonly complex with multi-layered flavors of berries, milk chocolate and black pepper. Not surprisingly, it is too tannic for drinking in the near term, but it has all the right stuff in all the right places to guarantee five to ten years of real expansion and growth. *Two Stars*
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