This exceptionally dark Paso Robles syrah was very closed, even after resting in an opened bottle for an hour. Another hour in a decanter brought out clean aromas of plum and blueberry with some floral notes and leather.
Although the nose is shy, the mouthfeel is unabashedly luscious and velvet. Plum, blackberry and chocolate liqueur predominate, with additional notes of cinnamon, caramel, oak and balsam. A nice balance of tannins and acidity make it very drinkable now, particularly with its base of dark, lustrous fruit, but it also has the stuffing to age well for 7-8 years at least.
Incredibly sexy with cheese.