WA 91 Pts - According to Robert Parker - A bigger, deeper cuvee, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Syrah Napa reveals scents of damp earth intermixed with underbrush, blackberries, cassis, smoke, and lard. With terrific fruit intensity, full body, and a bigger, richer, more complete style, it should drink well for 5-7 years.
Winemakers Notes - Dark black ruby in color with enticing aromas of ripe plum, black cherry and a slight roasted Amarone-like aroma. Big and lush with explosive fruit flavors in the mouth. This is a big mouthful of wine, yet balanced and rich. Lots going on here. The ripe fruit flavors dominate, mostly black cherry, but layers of earth and toast integrate. Great weight and mid-palate stuffing. Amazing texture and length. The balance is very good with good length and persistent flavors. 14.5% ABV.