Old Corral is a multilayered expression of a Syrah. Garnet color, exotically perfumed pepper, lavender and anise aromatics preview the many, many layers to be revealed across the broad palate. Black and white pepper, dark violet fruits, lavender, iron, graphite, tobacco, smoke and stone continually make themselves known to you. The cool 2011 vintage revealed aromatics never seen before in the winery's Estate Syrahs (and quite possibly, might not be seen again in the same way). But, it's the refinement in the tannin and structure combined with energy and verve that distinguishes this wine. Elegance triumphs the obvious. Detail and nuance are clearly discernible. It's not often you find so many separate pieces playing together in such harmony.
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.