Split Rock Ranch, Paso Robles
The 2018 William Robert Wines Syrah offers a classic take on Paso Robles' hallmark variety. It opens up with an expressive burst of tart red olallieberry and cranberry that interplays with gamey notes of carpaccio, duck salumi, coarse black pepper, and dried tobacco. On the palate, a wave of darker fruit emerges, giving the taster expressive notes of blackberries and currants. The texture of this wine is plush and coating, with tannins that present real heft, but are also smooth and refined, providing a seamless transition to a smooth, long-lasting finish. This is a Syrah that truly toes the line between old world flavor, and new world structure!