The 2009 Syrah is a combination of clones 174, 383, 470, and 877. The wine is dark red to purple in color with a bright purple rim. The aromatics express pencil lead and tobacco with perfumed aromas of ripe berries, coffee bean and pipe smoke. The palate exhibits sweet fruits, plum, and black cherry, tobacco and a hint of wild game. The palate is seductive with silky sweet tannins and a seemingly endless finish with layers of leather and smoke. The 2009 Syrah will age magnificently and will improve over the years to come.