Saturated ruby, darker than the 2004. Full-blown aromas of black raspberry, smoked duck and black pepper. Then superrich, huge and chocolatey, with highly concentrated flavors of cherry, raspberry, violet, creosote and white pepper. Wonderfully deep and explosive wine. Kongsgaard noted that this sample had been poured into a decanter six hours before my visit. This perfectly tracks the sample I tried from barrel a year ago, but seems even richer today. An extraordinary California syrah.