This delicious wine immediately asserts itself with dark, rich hues of purple in the glass. The nose arouses a spectrum of powerful associations including smoked meat, bitter chocolate, coffee bean, and licorice, all laced with hints of violets. Dark fruits envelop the palate, the opulent flavors continuously framed by impeccably fine tannins. The finish is wistfully long, this 2016 Syrah is a beautiful melding of purity and intensity, and fully captures the Eisele expression of this noble varietal. This vintage deserves patience that will allow it to develop its full potential.