Pax Castelli Knight Ranch Syrah 2016
|California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
The 2016 Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch is decidedly powerful in its first impression. Tobacco, earthiness, cedar and pepper notes give the 2016 terrific aromatic intensity and a feeling of expansiveness that is super appealing. On the palate, though, the wine is bit clenched. I would prefer to cellar it for at least a year or two.