2009 Briceland Vineyards Lake County Syrah

14.5% alc., 180 cases, $21. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of blackberry jam, black currants and white pepper. Soft in the mouth and modest in intensity with a core of sweet blackberry and black grape fruit. Hints of tobacco, pepper and dark chocolate add interest. Noticeable length on the finish that offers a bevy of black fruit and a hint of heat. Good. Reviewed October 2, 2012

Winery: Briceland Vineyards
From article: California Pinot Noir from A to T