A well made syrah worth the praise. Expressive fruit greets the nose and palate and are quickly layered with soft notes of tobacco, olives, chocolate and leather. There was a softness to the palate that makes this wine very friendly yet enough tannin and structure that this wine will age nicely. I would like to see more earth on this wine and think over the next 3-5 years you will see some great bottle development. If you find Poplar Grove’s Syrah any on retail shelves, snap it up, you’ll be well rewarded.