WA94 The 2016 Rôtie Syrah was co-fermented with 6% Viognier, and no whole cluster was used. “We approach Syrah with a Pinot Noir perspective,” says Ana Keller. It has a vibrant medium to deep ruby-purple color, and the nose opens to savory olive and prosciutto, dried violets, cocoa, white pepper, mint leaves, black cherries, warm blackberries. Medium to full-bodied, it begins silky in the mouth, slowly opening to dark fruits. It’s framed by elegantly grainy tannins and great juiciness, finishing very long and flavorful. Give this another few years in bottle.