2005 Martinelli Syrah, Lolita Ranch,RRV: Opaque black-purple to a purple-violet edge. Candied plum and blackberry liqueur, plush floral tones and lean mineral elements on the succulent nose. Rich, thickly veiled entry to a rich center where black licorice notes vie with highly extracted blackberry-plum fruit, firm mineral tones and bright berry acidity lend focus with broad-grained oak and firm, fine tannins forming the edges, the finish goes on and on.
Quite surprised by the quality of this wine. Definitely a fruit bomb, but so well balanced and with superb length and depth. Sadly my only bottle.