K Vintners The Deal Syrah 2019
This Syrah starts with crushed volcanic rock, black raspberry, mint and fresh ground espresso, then continues on, asking you to explore its complexity with forest floor, black cherry, cedar box, dark soy and crushed fresh grain.
|Wine Advocate: 92
|Unmistakable on the nose, the 2019 Syrah The Deal Sundance Vineyard offers aromas of black fruit, roasted plums, hints of black pepper and smoked meat while roasted herbs and wilted red flowers sway out of the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine displays balance and a delightful texture before revealing fine-grained tannins over the mid-palate. The 100% whole-cluster Syrah lingers with a long finish and is not overcomplicated by excessive oak usage, allowing this Syrah to conclude with a burst of floral and succulent fruit essences.
|James Suckling: 96
|Black tea, blackberry, redcurrant and sage on the nose. Full-bodied with fine, tight tannins. Bright acidity lifts up the dark-fruit profile and brings energy and drive to the lengthy palate. Ground spice and dark chocolate turn the experience savory by the end. Well structured. Excellent depth of flavor. Best after 2024.
|Jeb Dunnuck: 94
|Vinified in concrete tanks and aged in 31% new French oak barrels, the 100% Syrah 2019 Syrah The Deal offers up a more finesse-driven, seamless style as well as full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and perfumed notes of both red and black fruits as well as some graphite and peppery herb nuances. Beautifully balanced and elegant, with moderate acidity and terrific finish, it's going to keep for 8-10 years. It's a brilliant value. Best After 2022.