This darkly colored wine has a bouquet laden with black plum, crushed rock, blackberry, raisin and hints of cinnamon. On the palate I get pretty distinct blackberry notes accompanied by touches of spice, and the reassurance of mineral/crushed rock nuances. This wine also has a plum skin character and a lot of dry real-fruit flavors. What I mean by that is it's not candied or overripe like a lot of other Syrah's I've recently tasted. What I don't like is the touch of heat on the finish and the absence of texture on the mid-palate. It's not a bad effort, but not entirely what I was expecting from a single vineyard Syrah from Colombo. For his better efforts make sure to seek out the Cornas wines.