2020 Destin Estate Syrah
Destin Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Upon first pour, the 2020 Destin Estate Syrah presents an alluring deep garnet hue—a seductive hint of the complexity within. The nose immediately discloses a captivating symphony of ripe black fruits—blackberries, currants, and plums seamlessly intertwined with a subtle hint of freshly cracked black pepper and whispers of savory herbs. On the palate, an eloquent harmony of bold, juicy dark fruit flavors dancing with sophisticated whispers of earthiness and subtle traces of toasted oak, invoking the distinct terroir of the Oak Knoll District. The structure is remarkable and characterized by firm, yet supple tannins that lead into an impressively long, delicately spiced finish. It's a Syrah that offers immediate enjoyment, yet promises a fascinating evolution and increased complexity for those who opt for further cellaring.