Syrah, Hudson Vineyard, Havens, Carneros, 2001

This was a surprise, although it probably should not have been as it’s from the cool Carneros zone. A rich wine with great balance and real syrah character that’s not the simple cassis bombs offered by most new world producers of this variety. Rich fruit is layered with black peppercorns and earthy butchershop highlights. A very nice wine to drink over the next several years. This wine make you think Rhone not Australia.