2007 Neyers "Old Lakeville Road" Sonoma Coast Syrah
Offers wonderful focus and purity of flavor. Intense and concentrated, with gorgeous, pure, ripe blackberry, boysenberry and huckleberry fruit that unfolds to offer hints of pepper, nutmeg and other exotic spices. Deliciously full-bodied. (Web-2008)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby. Captivating perfume of blackberry, violet pastille, licorice and black pepper; offers more lift on the nose the Neyers cabernets. In a distinctly juicy style and less exotic than the same wine in 2006, with ripe acids framing the lively flavors of dark berries, violet, licorice, black olive and lavender. Finishes with firm tannins and lovely aromatic lift. A fruit bomb with a distinctly Northern Rhone perfume.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Eighty percent whole clusters were utilized for the 2007 Syrah Old Lakeville, which comes from the Sonoma Coast. The result is a dense ruby/purple-colored wine displaying a big, sweet nose of damp earth, truffles, tar, black cherries, and blackberries. There is plenty of structure as well as hints of underbrush, pepper, and leather. (91+)