This full bodied Syrah explodes with tart dark fruit flavors, savory black olive, pepper, clove, bacon fat, rosemary, tobacco, herbs and smoke. When you taste it you'll be greeted with a punch of flavor that tapers off and then has a spicy, peppery note in the aftertaste. With its massive full-bodied taste it pairs perfectly with bold foods, anything from a blue cheese burger to barbecue. Syrah is the one grape that tastes completely different everywhere it is grown. With its "whatever will be will be" personality, we think basking in the sweet spot of the Blue Ridge mountains is agreeing with Syrah's persnickitiness. This is one very nice Syrah from Virginia.