We previously released both the Timbervine and Calypso vineyard designates as they both showed their stuff soon after bottling. This wine, a blend of very complimentary parts of these two vineyards exhibits my favorite aspects of cooler climate Syrah. It exhibits a nice middle-ground for Russian River valley character. It acts like a midpoint between the 2007 ‘Sash’ and Russian River Valley bottlings. Perfumes, freshly tilled soil, blue and black fruits, black pepper on the aroma are supported by similar flavors and a beautiful tannin/acidity matrix that portends a long, happy development.