95pts Wine Enthusiast
This Ballard Canyon bottling by a winery based in Napa is golden on many levels. Dark in the glass, it shows aromas of raw meat, dark berry, complex herbs and chai spice. The palate is wrapped in a finely chiseled tension that unleashes waves of bright purple-fruit and flower flavors as well as peppercorn dust and dark cocoa. Matt Kettmann.
The 2018 Ballard Canyon Syrah pours a deep, nearly opaque purple with a varietal nose of dried herbs, violet, and sage. A palate of red berry fruit and hints of cracked black pepper meld with soft velvety tannins. A short decant or bottle age will be rewarded