2009 Patland Syrah Magnum
93 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Richness rather than restraint is the message of this mouthfilling wine, yet deep fruit and real varietal complexity keeps it on very solid Syrah footing. It is never compromised by ripeness, and its ample tannins are buffered by plenty of extract, and it has the structured sturdiness of one that is guaranteed to develop quite well. It will not begin to show all that it has for at least another three or four years, and full maturity may not be reached until it has spent another decade in bottle.
||Bold Red Wine
Dark Garnet hue; Complex aromas of vibrant raspberry, boysenberry, vanilla, amaretto, white pepper, floral spice and sage excite the senses. Intense flavors of ripe wild berry, chocolate covered fig, toffee, clove and cedar spice are supported by integrated French oak, ripe tannin, and a classic syrah driven fleshy mid palate. Ripe blackberry, toffee, almond and mocha continue to gush forth during the ultra fleshy velvet-textured long finish.
93 Points CGCW