2014 Myriad Cellars Las Madres Vineyard Syrah ‘Esther Block’ Carneros, Sonoma Valley

With a savory elegance is hidden behind every tannin, ‘Esther’ turned it up a few notches in 2014. An absolutely intoxicating nose of blackberries, charred meat, stony minerals, bacon, dried herbs, cracked peppercorns & baking spices jump from the glass. Its signature olive flare is followed by layered complexities of scorched earth, dark fruit, a touch of tart cherry that’s mixed in with a textural cooling note on the palate. One new Saury French Oak barrel amplifies all the wonderful baking spice & dry floral notes on the lengthy & addictive finish.  This is drinking very nicely now but will last in the cellar for another 4 to 6 years, maybe more.