2004 Vino V Wines White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah

15.0% alc., 75 cases, $43. No this isn't a misprint, I do enjoy a good Syrah and the excellence here bears reporting. Aged 21 months in 33% new French oak. · This is one deep, dark mother. It leads off with a huge, rich nose of black fruit and tar. Beautiful dark, plumy fruit dances on the palate. The tannins are reeled in, and the massive structure is surprisingly velvety. Reviewed September 5, 2006

Winery: Vino V Wines