94 points | Jeb Dunnuck
One of the gems in the lineup, the 2016 Syrah Signature Anna's Estate Vineyard is 100% Syrah that spent 18 months in 70% new French oak. Graphite, chocolate, smoked black fruits, and damp earth nose all flow to a rich, powerful yet beautifully balanced Syrah that has loads to love. With sweet tannin and a stacked mid-palate, it will keep for 7-8 years, if not longer.
92 points | Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(40% new French oak) Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented boysenberry, cherry pit, bacon and floral aromas show excellent clarity and mineral lift. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The persistent, seamless, appealingly sweet finish features interwoven tannins and resonating florality.
91 points | Wine Spectator
Plump and energetic, with expressive blackberry, smoky beef and cracked pepper flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2024.
A profound wine with a mantle of dense fruit concentration, this year’s Signature Syrah shows elements of black plum sauce and juicy meat extract with concentric layers of bacon fat, lavender and fine English leather hides. Plummy ripeness and a sense of dry aged liquid sirloin come together in this masculine wine. Eminently drinkable but tightly wound in the near term, it will soften and gain complexity over time, drink up by 2026.