Nate's Syrah is Nichol's younger vine estate syrah, named for the owners' son, and planted in 2010 on granite bedrock and glacial till. This is now really coming into its own and showing serious rather than playful intent. Juicy, fresh, bright, and savoury, with wild cherry, wild raspberry and darts of black cherry. The medium bodied, peppery wine is framed by fine, firm tannins, lashed with black licorice, and finishing with a dusting of peppery spice. Nate is growing up; charmer.
Score: 91 points -- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com, 2020