96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The blockbuster 1999 Syrah Thompson Vineyard boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as a bouquet that is the essence of smoky Syrah. Fried bacon intermixed with cassis, barbecue spice, and blackberry aromas are followed by an unctuously-textured, full-bodied, deep, sensationally pure, prodigious Syrah to drink now and over the next 12-15 years. (02/02)

1999 Ojai Thompson Vineyard Syrah
96 points