Aaron: Lots of dark raisins with chocolate and damp tobacco. Juicy berries with a full, smooth flavor. Mellow tannins and very rich, vanilla, oak flavor that’s bursting with blackberry. This is decently complex without losing the fruit forwardness that makes it really tasty. 91 points
Teri: Charles Smith is a “bigger” wine producer out of Washington and does this Syrah justice. It has a smell of dark red fruits, a vanilla aftertaste and a full, but smooth, body that yields flavors of red apple peel, leather, and a hint of spice on the finish. 90 points for the taste and the price point.