James Suckling 93
A very complex and fragrant syrah that derives, in part, from whole-cluster fermentation and theres a core of ripe summer berries and red plums that are dressed in fresh-ground spices. The silky palate carries plenty of ripe blackberry and blue-fruit flavors. Drink or hold.
Jeb Dunnuck 91
The 2016 Syrah The Pundit is more streamlined yet has good complexity in its dark berry fruits, ground herbs, and peppery aromas and flavors. Medium bodied, silky and elegant on the palate, with fine tannins, it offers plenty of upfront charm today but also has the balance and length to evolve nicely for 4-6 years.
Wine Enthusiast 90
Pinches of Grenache (4), Mourvdre (4) and Viognier (2) round out this wine, providing lovely accents. The aromas show notes of flower, orange peel, raspberry candy, dried herb and cherry. The palate is full bodied and rich, with the tannins bringing some grip. Raspberry notes linger on the finish.
The color is deep ruby with garnet highlights. Raspberry jam and citrus with soy and earthy undertone aromas are complemented by a brambly, subtle meaty character. A smooth mouthfeel glides into a long silky finish with flavors of juicy blueberry, hints of tobacco and subtle gamey undertones.
Blend: 90 Syrah, 4 Grenache, 4 Mourvedre, and 2 Viognier. -Winemaker Notes