2010 Anthill Farms, Syrah, Sonoma Coast.
A great little wine with nice texture and flavors that reflect the cool climate sites the winery sources from. The 2010 is medium weighted with a good range of dark fruits, mineral and spice notes and heightened acidity with hints of game and earth. The nose has red currants, floral essence and truffle notes leading to a zesty palate that shows blueberry, cherry and plum fruits, cassis and peppery spices while the body expands in mouth a bit with air and the length is pretty good, especially given the very modest price. Anthill Farms continues be a great source for fine artisan wines, mostly of their Pinot Noir, but their little Syrah bottling are great finds and you should grab them if you can find them.
($20 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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