2010 Angeli, Syrah by Stolpman Vineyards, Santa Ynez Valley.
Absolutely one of the finest Syrah wines in California, period. Sashi Moorman has outdone himself with this vintage of Angeli (100% Syrah) and created one of the world’s great wines and Stolpman has again proved to be a fantastic terroir in providing the grapes for this lovely red. This dark, lush and otherworldly wine has crushed violets, black olive, pepper, game and garrigue to go with beautiful boysenberry, blueberry, black currant, cherry and creme de cassis layers. This magical Syrah can stand up to the best of Hermitage, Cote-Rotie, Barossa Valley and Cornas no question, and for the die hard Syrah fans this is a must have wine. Lingering lavender, truffle and bitter coco add to the complexity of this fine and vibrant wine.
($68 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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