2000 Edmunds-St. John Syrah “Wiley-Fenaughty” (El Dorado)

If you’re going to make a Syrah in California that has the structural profile and alcohol level of something European, this wine is more evidence that El Dorado is a great place to do it, at least at its higher altitudes. Fine balance, great depth, real minerality, and a medium-bodied structure that is not in the least feigned. Very fine wine, Moe Curly at this point. And who knows, it might even age well – the parts all seem to be there.

SY (9/02)