Stepping away from the plummy opacity that dominated this wine's youth in years past, there's some transparency in the finer, once slow to show aspects of Roll Ranch. There's more room of the co-fermented Viognier to express itself, melding with the Syrah to express lavender chocolate, just torn Apricot and rich seductive flavors of ripe cherry and muddled raspberry. What is lavis gets balanced by appealing dustiness and the earthy punctuation of dried herbs and nutmeg from the stems. It will continue to evolve along while, but this Roll Ranch Syrah just rocks already.
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier