This is a classic Syrah. Flashy, oaky, rich, and built for the long haul, it leads with prominent cola-like barrel influence, followed closely by blackberries, violets, dried savory herbs, and a baseline of fire-roasted vegetables. The palate is ripe and powerful but balanced. The oak is well integrated with the plush fruit and structured, herb-flecked tannins. Drink now or age it for another year or two, your choice.