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
92 points
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