Chico’s Hill Vineyard Syrah 2011

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

93

Review

Bright purple. Textbook syrah aromas of black and blue fruits, olive tapenade, smoked meat and violet, with a peppery topnote adding vibrancy. Sweet vanillin oak spices build with air and carry onto the palate, which offers intense blueberry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. At once rich and lively, finishing with strong punch and smooth, well-knit tannins.