Hush now, child! Don't speak so fast about Syrah’s perennial big, dark, and bruising tendencies. The Northern Rhône Valley isn't the hot climate of Barossa or Paso Robles. Here cold northern air tempers the Syrah, giving it an almost crunchy fresh blackberry taste. Throw in a pinch of peppery meaty stuff, some tar and soil, even dried crushed purple flowers...and you've got real deal Syrah. Balanced, earth, and above all *elegant*! Only 13.5% ABV, 100% organic, and 100% astonishing for the price.