92 points Wine Enthusiast
This is quite a luscious Syrah, soft, smooth, complex and layered, showing qualities of both warm and cool climates. From the cool end of the spectrum comes a lively acidity and not a trace of over-ripeness. The riper notes of blackberries, cassis, gingersnap cookie and licorice are delicious, enriched by smoky oak. Drink now and for a few years. Wine Enthusiast – November 2007
91 points Connoisseur’s Guide
Deeply draughted and solidly varietal with a wealth of blackberry fruit and lovely oak showing at all points, this big, but keenly crafted Syrah is wonderfully layered and exceptionally balanced all at once.
91 points Wine & Spirits
Scents of white pepper and smoked meat combine with a lot of fresh herb character in this bright, young Syrah. The dark, meaty fruit lasts along with all the spice. For Provencal roast lamb.2005 Testarossa Thompson Vineyard Syrah