Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch – Vinous – 93 Points
One of the highlights in this range, the 2013 Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch is powerful, dense and explosive. The 100% whole clusters add aromatic nuance and savoriness but are also nicely balanced by the sheer intensity of the fruit. Inky blue and purplish-toned stone fruit, spice, lavender, licorice and black pepper build into the huge, resonant finish. The 2013 could use a bit more time in bottle to allow the tannins to soften further. Even so, this is impressive stuff.