94 points Vinous – Antonio Galloni

The 2011 Syrah Thompson Vineyard is surprisingly tight and inward at this stage. Blue and black fruit, violets, lavender, spices and menthol emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. The intense tannins are going to need at least a year to settle down, but there is a lot to look forward to, not the least of which is the wine’s super-exotic personality. Drinking window: 2015 – 2022

2011 Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Syrah
94 points